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Overseas arrivals


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

70,144 people who were living in the City of Whittlesea in 2016 were born overseas, and 19% 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 the City of Whittlesea 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.

The City of Whittlesea'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
City of Whittlesea - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Greater Melbourne %
2011 to 9 Aug 201614,01020.023.5
Arrived 2006-201013,07518.616.4
2001 to 20056,2048.89.1
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)8,06311.511.9
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)7,30410.411.9
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)5,8018.37.8
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)8,74412.59.2
Arrived in 1960 or earlier4,4476.36.9
Not stated2,4963.63.3

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, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 1961 to 1970, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% 1971 to 1980, Greater Melbourne: 7.8% 1981 to 1990, Greater Melbourne: 11.9% 1991 to 2000, Greater Melbourne: 11.9% 2001 to 2005, Greater Melbourne: 9.1% Arrived 2006-2010, Greater Melbourne: 16.4% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Greater Melbourne: 23.5% Not stated, City of Whittlesea: 3.6% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Whittlesea: 6.3% 1961 to 1970, City of Whittlesea: 12.5% 1971 to 1980, City of Whittlesea: 8.3% 1981 to 1990, City of Whittlesea: 10.4% 1991 to 2000, City of Whittlesea: 11.5% 2001 to 2005, City of Whittlesea: 8.8% Arrived 2006-2010, City of Whittlesea: 18.6% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, City of Whittlesea: 20.0%
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 the City of Whittlesea in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 49.0% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 18.6% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 47.7% and 16.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between the City of Whittlesea and Greater Melbourne are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (12.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (18.6% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (20.0% compared to 23.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (10.4% compared to 11.9%)

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