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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Overseas arrivals

4,286 people who were living in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2011 were born overseas, and 10% 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 the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in housing the overseas-born. The number of recent overseas arrivals in an area is often determined by housing affordability, employment opportunities and pre-existing communities located in the area.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale's Year of Arrival data, when used with Birthplace, Religion and Language Spoken at Home data, is a good indicator of the likely need for services in migrant communities.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Overseas born population

Overseas arrivals
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Greater Perth %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 201144310.326.8
2001 to 2005
3207.511.1
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
50011.713.4
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
75917.715.4
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
78518.310.6
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
77218.011.6
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
2666.26.5
Not stated
44110.34.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Overseas arrivals, 2011
Overseas arrivals, 2011 Not stated, Greater Perth: 4.7% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Greater Perth: 6.5% 1961 to 1970, Greater Perth: 11.6% 1971 to 1980, Greater Perth: 10.6% 1981 to 1990, Greater Perth: 15.4% 1991 to 2000, Greater Perth: 13.4% 2001 to 2005, Greater Perth: 11.1% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Greater Perth: 26.8% Not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 10.3% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.2% 1961 to 1970, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 18.0% 1971 to 1980, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 18.3% 1981 to 1990, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 17.7% 1991 to 2000, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 11.7% 2001 to 2005, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 7.5% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 10.3%
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 the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a larger proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a smaller proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 71.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 10.3% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 57.5% and 26.8% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Greater Perth are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (18.3% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (18.0% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (10.3% compared to 26.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (7.5% compared to 11.1%)

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