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Overseas arrivals

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98 people who were living in Western Rural in 2016 were born overseas, and 5% 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 Western Rural 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.

Western Rural'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
Western Rural - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Tamworth Regional Council %
map this data in atlas.id2011 to 9 Aug 201655.327.2
2006 to 2010
22.213.7
2001 to 2005
0--5.9
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
1516.17.6
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
1314.37.9
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
1213.19.0
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
2627.411.9
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
1415.210.5
Not stated
66.56.3

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, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.3% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Tamworth Regional Council: 10.5% 1961 to 1970, Tamworth Regional Council: 11.9% 1971 to 1980, Tamworth Regional Council: 9.0% 1981 to 1990, Tamworth Regional Council: 7.9% 1991 to 2000, Tamworth Regional Council: 7.6% 2001 to 2005, Tamworth Regional Council: 5.9% 2006 to 2010, Tamworth Regional Council: 13.7% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Tamworth Regional Council: 27.2% Not stated, Western Rural: 6.5% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Western Rural: 15.2% 1961 to 1970, Western Rural: 27.4% 1971 to 1980, Western Rural: 13.1% 1981 to 1990, Western Rural: 14.3% 1991 to 2000, Western Rural: 16.1% 2006 to 2010, Western Rural: 2.2% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Western Rural: 5.3%
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 Western Rural in 2016 compared to Tamworth Regional Council 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 2011 to 9 Aug 2016).

Overall, 86.0% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 5.3% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 46.8% and 27.2% respectively for Tamworth Regional Council.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Western Rural and Tamworth Regional Council are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (27.4% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (16.1% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (5.3% compared to 27.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (2.2% compared to 13.7%)

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