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South Gippsland Shire

Overseas arrivals

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

3,141 people who were living in South Gippsland Shire in 2016 were born overseas, and 7% arrived in Australia within 5 years prior to 2016.

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 South Gippsland Shire 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.

South Gippsland Shire'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
South Gippsland Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Regional VIC %
2011 to 9 Aug 20162267.214.9
2006 to 20102056.512.5
2001 to 20051384.46.3
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)2016.47.3
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)35511.38.9
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)43313.810.1
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)70922.616.6
Arrived in 1960 or earlier74923.818.4
Not stated1254.05.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Overseas arrivals, 2016
Overseas arrivals, 2016 Not stated, Regional VIC: 5.1% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Regional VIC: 18.4% 1961 to 1970, Regional VIC: 16.6% 1971 to 1980, Regional VIC: 10.1% 1981 to 1990, Regional VIC: 8.9% 1991 to 2000, Regional VIC: 7.3% 2001 to 2005, Regional VIC: 6.3% 2006 to 2010, Regional VIC: 12.5% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Regional VIC: 14.9% Not stated, South Gippsland Shire: 4.0% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, South Gippsland Shire: 23.8% 1961 to 1970, South Gippsland Shire: 22.6% 1971 to 1980, South Gippsland Shire: 13.8% 1981 to 1990, South Gippsland Shire: 11.3% 1991 to 2000, South Gippsland Shire: 6.4% 2001 to 2005, South Gippsland Shire: 4.4% 2006 to 2010, South Gippsland Shire: 6.5% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, South Gippsland Shire: 7.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (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 South Gippsland Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC 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, 77.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 6.5% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 61.2% and 12.5% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between South Gippsland Shire and Regional VIC are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (22.6% compared to 16.6%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (23.8% compared to 18.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (7.2% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (6.5% compared to 12.5%)

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