Settlement Data in the Eastern Region – July 2017 to June 2018

 

 

The graph indicates the top 10 countries of birth for new arrivals into the Eastern region within 2017-2018. The category ‘other’ is made of all other countries collectively.

A total of 5,328 individuals settled in the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) between July 2017 and June 2018. This is a decrease of 44.5% compared to the previous year when 9601 individuals settled in the EMR. Arrivals born in China and India are the predominant category making up 72% of all those who arrived within the year.

The top 5 Countries of Birth for people settling in the Eastern Metropolitan Region was China 38% (2024), India 19% (999), Myanmar 4% (207), Malaysia 4% (202) & Sri Lanka 3% (164).

 

 

 

Local Government Areas with the highest numbers of individuals arriving across all three visa types were Monash 28% (1502), Whitehorse 25% (1322) and Boroondara 18% (976).

In 2017-2018, 60% (211) of Humanitarian Visa arrivals settled in The City of Maroondah followed by Shire of Yarra Ranges 19% (65), City of Knox 7% (24), City of Manningham 7% (24) and City of Whitehorse 4% (14).

The LGA’s with the highest number of individuals arriving by family stream visa were The City of Whitehorse 25% (338), City of Monash 23% (309) and Boroondara 15% (201).

Skilled Visa entries is the most predominant visa entry across 4 of the seven LGA’s in the Eastern Region being Monash 33% (1186) and Whitehorse 27% (970), Boroondara 21% (769) and Manningham 10% (351).

 

 

There was a decrease of all visa entrants across the Eastern Region in 2017-2018. The number of people arriving on a Humanitarian visa has decreased by 20% from July 2016 – June 2017 which was 439 individuals to 351 in July 2017 – June 2018. The number of people arriving on a Family Stream visa has decreased by 39% from July 2016 – June 2017 which was 2226 individuals to 1362 in July 2017 – June 2018. The number of people arriving on a Skilled Migrant visa has decreased by 48% from July 2016 – June 2017 which was 6936 individuals to 3615 in July 2017 – June 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humanitarian Visa entrants are people arriving as permanent residents who are refugees.

Within the Eastern Region 351 individuals arrived on a Humanitarian visa in 2017-2018

The top 5 countries of birth for individuals arriving on a Humanitarian visa were Myanmar 59% (206), Iran 9% (33), Malaysia 8% (29), Syria 7% (23) & India 5% (18).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family stream migrants are those sponsored by a family member who is a permanent resident or citizen of Australia. Such entrants may or may not be from a refugee background.

Family stream migration has four main categories in which entrants can come under -partner, child, parent and other family.

In the Eastern region 1362 individuals arrived on a Family Stream Visa in 2017-2018

The top 5 countries of birth for individuals arriving on a Family Stream visa were China 55% (746), India 5% (66), Malaysia 4% (60), Hong Kong 3% (42) and Sri Lanka 3% (40).

 

 

 

 

 

People arriving on a Skilled Migrant Visa have specific professional skills in which they can contribute to the Australian workforce

People on a Skilled Migrant Visa may be permanent or temporary residents.

In the Eastern Region 3615 individuals arrived in  on a Skilled Migrant Visa in 2017-2018

The top 5 countries of birth for individuals arriving on a Skilled Migrant visa were China 35% (3615), India 24% (868), Malaysia 4% (138), Sri Lanka 4% (134) and Iran 3% (120).

 

 

 

 

Data Source: Department of Social Services

 

Settlement data for the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) by migration stream and country of birth for the period 2016/2017

Settlement Data 2016-2017

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

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.