Demographics of the Eastern Region

Settlement data by LGA by migration stream and country of birth for the period 2015/2016

Settlement data by LGA by migration stream and country of birth for the period 2014/2015

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Settlement data by LGA by migration stream and country of birth for the period 2004/05 to 2013/14

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Census 2011:
Language spoken at home by age

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Settlement figures by Country of Birth and Migration Stream by LGA for the year ending June 2013

Settlement figures by Country of Birth and Migration Stream by LGA for the year ending June 2012

Settlement figures by Country of Birth and Migration Stream by LGA for the year ending June 2011

Settlement figures by Country of Birth and Migration Stream by LGA for the year ending June 2010

Settlement figures by Country of Birth and Migration Stream by local government area in the period 1999 – 2009

Eastern Region
Family Migration, Humanitarian Entrants, Skilled Migration, Total Settlement

City of Boroondara
Family Migration, Humanitarian Entrants, Skilled Migration, Total Settlement

City of Knox
Family Migration, Humanitarian Entrants, Skilled Migration, Total Settlement

City of Manningham
Family Migration, Humanitarian Entrants, Skilled Migration, Total Settlement

City of Maroondah
Family Migration, Humanitarian Entrants, Skilled Migration, Total Settlement

City of Monash
Family Migration, Humanitarian Entrants, Skilled Migration, Total Settlement

City of Whitehorse
Family Migration, Humanitarian Entrants, Skilled Migration, Total Settlement

Shire of Yarra Ranges
Family Migration, Humanitarian Entrants, Skilled Migration, Total Settlement

Settlement Data is available from the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs web site. The data can be extracted by state, local government area, statistical division etc and by country of birth, language , gender, migration stream, English proficiency etc. The data is available from:
http://www.settlement.immi.gov.au/settlement/enterSelectReport.do

Settlement Data 2004-2006

Settlement data from the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Settlement Database for 2005/06 and 2004/2005 is available below. This data is indicative data as it is based on the residential addresses given by people when they first land in Australia:

ABS Census 2001

The ABS Census 2001 found that 20% (186,963) people living in the Eastern Region speak a language other than English at home. One hundred and fifty one different languages are spoken across the Region by people born in over 190 different countries. The largest number of people who speak a language other than English at home speak Greek (33,290) followed by Cantonese (27908), Italian (24948), Mandarin (17493), German (6206) Vietnamese (5816) and Arabic (5145).

Summary of 2001 ABS Census

Top 25 Country of Birth

Top 10 Country of Birth * Age

Top 10 languages spoken at home * Age

Language spoken at home of people < 30 yrs

Language spoken at home of people > 70 yrs

Specific Languages

Below are graphs of the number and age of residents across the Eastern Region by specific languages, and graphs of people aged 50 plus by language and Local Government Area. Again this information is from the ABS Census 2001.

Settlement Data 2001 to 2004

In addition to ABS Census data, the MIC analyses settlement data made available through DIMIA (Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs). The graphs below detail settlement data for each LGA in the Eastern Region from July 2001 until June 2004.

Top Countries of Birth by Migration Stream

Top Countries of Birth by Age

Top 20 Languages

Top 20 Languages by English Proficiency

ABS Census 1996

The 1996 Census figures showed that 167,750 (19.5% of the region’s population) were from non-English speaking backgrounds. Major languages spoken in the region include Cantonese, Mandarin and Arabic. In addition there were a number of people who recently settled in the area who spoke Farsi and Dari as well languages from the former Yugoslavia. There were also significant Vietnamese, Khmer and Lao speaking communities and older, more established communities including Italian, Greek, Hungarian, German, Dutch and Armenian communities.

Age * Country of Birth

Year of Arrival * Language

English proficiency * Language (%)

English proficiency * Language (N)

Household type * Language

Settlement Data 1996 to 2001

In addition to the ABS Census data, the MIC analyses settlement data between each Census, made available through DIMIA (Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs). The graphs below detail settlement data for each LGA in the Eastern Region between the 1996 Census and 2001 Census, including total migration and breakdowns for specific types of migration – humanitarian, skilled and family.

Total Migration since ’96 * Age * Country

Humanitarian settling since ’96 * Country

Skilled Migrants since ’96 * Country

Family Migration since ’96 * Country

Total Migration since ’98 * Country

Humanitarian Entrants ’98 * Country

Skilled Migration ’98 * Country

Family Migration since ’98 * Country

Total settlement 1999-2001 * Country

ACFE and AMES Data 1999

Below are graphs of the country of birth, age and types of classes attended for Adult and Community Further Education (ACFE ) and Adult Multicultural Education Services (AMES) students in 1999.

Age at ACFE * Country of Birth

Nature of ACFE Classes * Age

Age at AMES * Country of Birth

Data of migrants and refugees settling in the region will be updated periodically.

Demographic profiles for each of the local government areas as well as for the Eastern Region as a whole are available below.