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Non-English speakers - Year of arrivals

In 2011, 3,440 non-English speakers living in Rockhampton were born overseas, and 56.8% arrived in Australia within 5 years prior to 2011.

The Year of Arrival data records when the overseas born population arrived in Australia. The data shows the degree to which areas are 'ports' for new overseas arrivals and reveals the role of Rockhampton in housing newer or older migrant groups. When looking at those speaking a language other than English this will tend to exclude those from English speaking countries, and may indicate whether the languages are used by recent migrants, older migrants, or 2nd or 3rd generation Australians.

Derived from the Census question:

'In what year did the person first arrive in Australia to live here for one year or more?'

People speaking a language other than English at home born overseas

Year of arrivals
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Brisbane SD
2006 to 9 Aug 20111,95556.837.0
2001 to 200550114.614.6
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)2978.618.1
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)2467.213.9
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)1193.55.2
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)692.03.4
Arrived in 1960 or earlier712.13.7
Not stated1825.34.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 (Usual residence data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Year of arrivals, 2011
Year of arrivals, 2011 Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Brisbane SD: 3.7% 1961 to 1970, Brisbane SD: 3.4% 1971 to 1980, Brisbane SD: 5.2% 1981 to 1990, Brisbane SD: 13.9% 1991 to 2000, Brisbane SD: 18.1% 2001 to 2005, Brisbane SD: 14.6% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Brisbane SD: 37.0% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Rockhampton: 2.1% 1961 to 1970, Rockhampton: 2.0% 1971 to 1980, Rockhampton: 3.5% 1981 to 1990, Rockhampton: 7.2% 1991 to 2000, Rockhampton: 8.6% 2001 to 2005, Rockhampton: 14.6% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Rockhampton: 56.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born non-English speaking population of Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a larger proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 23.3% of the overseas born non-English speaking population arrived before 2001, and 56.8% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 44.3% and 37.0% respectively for Brisbane SD.

The major differences between the year of arrival data of the non-English speaking population of Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 to 9 Aug 2011 (56.8% compared to 37.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 to 2000 (10 year period) (8.6% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 to 1990 (10 year period) (7.2% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 to 1980 (10 year period) (3.5% compared to 5.2%)
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