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Eastern Region Alliance area

Overseas arrivals

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81,453 people who were living in Eastern Region Alliance area 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 Eastern Region Alliance area 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.

Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Unley %
2011 to 9 Aug 201616,94620.826.8
2006 to 201012,14514.913.7
2001 to 20055,5436.86.9
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)6,1017.57.3
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)6,9368.57.4
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)7,2078.87.6
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)12,60215.513.0
Arrived in 1960 or earlier11,85714.613.7
Not stated2,1162.63.4

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, Eastern Region Alliance area: 2.6% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Eastern Region Alliance area: 14.6% 1961 to 1970, Eastern Region Alliance area: 15.5% 1971 to 1980, Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.8% 1981 to 1990, Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.5% 1991 to 2000, Eastern Region Alliance area: 7.5% 2001 to 2005, Eastern Region Alliance area: 6.8% 2006 to 2010, Eastern Region Alliance area: 14.9% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Eastern Region Alliance area: 20.8%
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 Eastern Region Alliance area 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, 54.9% 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 Eastern Region Alliance area and City of Unley are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (15.5% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (8.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (14.9% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (20.8% compared to 26.8%)

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