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Warringah Council area

Overseas arrivals

39,642 people who were living in Warringah Council area in 2011 were born overseas, and 19% 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 Warringah Council 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.

Warringah Council 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
Warringah Council area - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Greater Sydney %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 20117,43818.820.1
2001 to 2005
5,22913.212.2
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
7,23118.219.4
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
6,16515.617.5
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
4,20710.610.9
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
4,49811.39.4
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
3,2478.26.5
Not stated
1,6274.14.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Overseas arrivals, 2011
Overseas arrivals, 2011 Not stated, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Greater Sydney: 6.5% 1961 to 1970, Greater Sydney: 9.4% 1971 to 1980, Greater Sydney: 10.9% 1981 to 1990, Greater Sydney: 17.5% 1991 to 2000, Greater Sydney: 19.4% 2001 to 2005, Greater Sydney: 12.2% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Greater Sydney: 20.1% Not stated, Warringah Council area: 4.1% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Warringah Council area: 8.2% 1961 to 1970, Warringah Council area: 11.3% 1971 to 1980, Warringah Council area: 10.6% 1981 to 1990, Warringah Council area: 15.6% 1991 to 2000, Warringah Council area: 18.2% 2001 to 2005, Warringah Council area: 13.2% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Warringah Council area: 18.8%
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 Warringah Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a similar proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a smaller proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 63.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 18.8% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 63.7% and 20.1% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Warringah Council area and Greater Sydney are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (11.3% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (8.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (15.6% compared to 17.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (18.8% compared to 20.1%)

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