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Overseas arrivals


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336 people who were living in Forestville in 2016 were born overseas, and 15% 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 Forestville 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.

Forestville'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
Forestville - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Unley %
2011 to 9 Aug 20168525.326.8
2006 to 20105014.913.7
2001 to 200551.56.9
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)339.87.3
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)4212.57.4
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)226.57.6
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)5717.013.0
Arrived in 1960 or earlier4212.513.7
Not stated00.03.4

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, City of Unley: 3.4% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Unley: 13.7% 1961 to 1970, City of Unley: 13.0% 1971 to 1980, City of Unley: 7.6% 1981 to 1990, City of Unley: 7.4% 1991 to 2000, City of Unley: 7.3% 2001 to 2005, City of Unley: 6.9% 2006 to 2010, City of Unley: 13.7% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, City of Unley: 26.8% Not stated, Forestville: 0.0% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Forestville: 12.5% 1961 to 1970, Forestville: 17.0% 1971 to 1980, Forestville: 6.5% 1981 to 1990, Forestville: 12.5% 1991 to 2000, Forestville: 9.8% 2001 to 2005, Forestville: 1.5% 2006 to 2010, Forestville: 14.9% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Forestville: 25.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born population of Forestville in 2016 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a larger proportion of people who arrived before 2001, as well as a larger proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 58.3% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 14.9% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 49.0% and 13.7% respectively for City of Unley.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Forestville and City of Unley are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (12.5% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (17.0% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (9.8% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (1.5% compared to 6.9%)

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