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Overseas born - Year of arrivals

In 2011, 10,096 people who were living in Rockhampton, were born overseas and 30.1% arrived in Australia within the last 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.

Year of Arrival data should be looked at in conjunction with Age Structure - most people migrate to another country when they are relatively young.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People born overseas

Year of arrivals
Rockhampton - Overseas born2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Brisbane SD
2006 to 9 Aug 20113,03630.127.6
2001 to 20051,09510.813.0
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)9989.916.0
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)1,20311.914.9
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)1,20011.99.6
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)1,06410.58.2
Arrived in 1960 or earlier9599.56.1
Not stated5415.44.4

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 Not stated, Brisbane SD: 4.4% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Brisbane SD: 6.1% 1961 to 1970, Brisbane SD: 8.2% 1971 to 1980, Brisbane SD: 9.6% 1981 to 1990, Brisbane SD: 14.9% 1991 to 2000, Brisbane SD: 16.0% 2001 to 2005, Brisbane SD: 13.0% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Brisbane SD: 27.6% Not stated, Rockhampton: 5.4% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Rockhampton: 9.5% 1961 to 1970, Rockhampton: 10.5% 1971 to 1980, Rockhampton: 11.9% 1981 to 1990, Rockhampton: 11.9% 1991 to 2000, Rockhampton: 9.9% 2001 to 2005, Rockhampton: 10.8% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Rockhampton: 30.1%
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.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born 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, 53.7% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 30.1% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 54.9% and 27.6% respectively for Brisbane SD.

The major differences between the year of arrival data the overseas born population in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between Arrived in 1960 or earlier (9.5% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 to 9 Aug 2011 (30.1% compared to 27.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 to 2000 (10 year period) (9.9% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 to 1990 (10 year period) (11.9% compared to 14.9%)
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