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Religion - Antiochian Orthodox
Year of arrival

In 2011, 2,269 people of Antiochian Orthodox religious affiliation living in New South Wales were born overseas, of which 3% arrived in Australia within 5 years prior to 2011.

Year of arrival data identifies when the overseas born population arrived in Australia. Changes in the religious affiliation of overseas born arrivals have varied significantly over time. As source countries for Australia's immigration program have varied, the dominant year of arrival for people with different religious backgrounds can vary significantly.

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 questions:

  • 'In what year did the person first arrive in Australia to live here for one year or more?'
  • 'What is your religion?'

  • NSW overseas born population
  • Population with a religion of Antiochian Orthodox
Year of arrival
Religion - Antiochian Orthodox2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumberAntiochian Orthodox %% of total NSW population
2006 to 9 Aug 2011783.419.2
2001 to 20051094.811.4
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)27712.217.9
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)42118.616.5
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)75233.111.4
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)43419.111.0
Arrived in 1960 or earlier1345.98.3
Not stated642.84.3

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 Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Total New South Wales population: 8.3% 1961 to 1970, Total New South Wales population: 11.0% 1971 to 1980, Total New South Wales population: 11.4% 1981 to 1990, Total New South Wales population: 16.5% 1991 to 2000, Total New South Wales population: 17.9% 2001 to 2005, Total New South Wales population: 11.4% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Total New South Wales population: 19.2% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Religion - Antiochian Orthodox: 5.9% 1961 to 1970, Religion - Antiochian Orthodox: 19.1% 1971 to 1980, Religion - Antiochian Orthodox: 33.1% 1981 to 1990, Religion - Antiochian Orthodox: 18.6% 1991 to 2000, Religion - Antiochian Orthodox: 12.2% 2001 to 2005, Religion - Antiochian Orthodox: 4.8% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Religion - Antiochian Orthodox: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the year of arrival for New South Wales Antiochian Orthodox reglious affiliated population compared to the total population shows that in 2011 there was a larger proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a smaller proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

In NSW, the major differences between the year of arrival of Antiochian Orthodox religious affiliated population compared to the total population were:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 to 1980 (10 year period) (33.1% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 to 1970 (10 year period) (19.1% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 to 9 Aug 2011 (3.4% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2001 to 2005 (4.8% compared to 11.4%)