2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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YARRP Year of Arrival in Australia (ranges)
June release

Icon - PersonsFor people born overseas, states the year they first arrived in Australia, with the intention of staying for at least one year.

The variable Country of Birth of Person (BPLP) is the basis for determining if a person was born in Australia or overseas. Country of Birth of Person (BPLP) uses the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC), 2016 (cat. no. 1269.0) to classify country of birth. Australia is geographical Australia as defined in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

'Year of arrival' data for the 2016 Census are also available for individual years (YARP) from 1900 to 2016.

See also Year of Arrival in Australia (YARP).

Applicable to:Persons born overseas who will be in Australia for more than one year

Categories:1Arrived 1900 - 1945
2Arrived 1946 - 1955
3Arrived 1956 - 1965
4Arrived 1966 - 1975
5Arrived 1976 - 1985
6Arrived 1986 - 1995
7Arrived 1996 - 2005
8Arrived 2006 - 2015
9Arrived 1 Jan 2016 - 9 August 2016
&Not stated
@Not applicable
VOverseas visitor

Number of categories: 12

Not applicable (@) category comprises:

  • Persons who did not state their country of birth
  • Persons born in Australia (includes Other Territories)



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