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Shire of Ashburton

Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the Shire of Ashburton (+98) was from Rockingham (C), whilst the highest net loss (-111) was to Karratha.

The age structure of people who move into and out of the Shire of Ashburton is strongly influenced by the residential role and function of the area and can influence demand for particular services. For instance, inner city areas near employment, education and entertainment tend to attract many young people in their late teens and early twenties, who move out in their late twenties and thirties to start families in suburban areas. Rural areas tend to lose young people and gain older families and retirees.

Understanding the Shire of Ashburton's attraction to different age groups helps to plan services for the community as well as advocating with other levels of government and private enterprise to provide infrastructure, employment opportunities and facilities which may help to retain age groups which are otherwise leaving the area.

Derived from the Census questions:

'Where does the person usually live?' and 'Where did the person usually live five years ago (at 9 August 2006)'.

Net gains and losses by LGA
Shire of Ashburton - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Rockingham (C)19395+98
Brisbane (C)610+61
Joondalup (C)165108+57
Gosnells (C)11362+51
Stirling (C)11968+51
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)6823+45
Bayswater (C)6419+45
Bunbury (C)6117+44
Canning (C)7329+44
Gold Coast (C)497+42
Townsville (C)466+40
South Perth (C)5624+32
Cairns (R)323+29
Derby-West Kimberley (S)280+28
Geraldton-Greenough (C)9571+24
Greater Geraldton9571+24
Lake Macquarie (C)240+24
Cockburn (C)7859+19
Dardanup (S)3314+19
Redland (C)180+18
Unincorporated ACT180+18
Vincent (T)2913+16
Wellington (S)160+16
Ballarat (C)160+16
Greater Bendigo (C)193+16
Denmark (S)160+16
Esperance (S)249+15
Toowoomba (R)150+15
Carnarvon (S)3015+15
Busselton (S)4025+15
Augusta-Margaret River (S)216+15
Wyndham (C)150+15
Logan (C)150+15
Wanneroo (C)156141+15
Greater Geelong (C)140+14
Whyalla (C)140+14
Fremantle (C)206+14
Melville (C)6349+14
Broome (S)3017+13
Onkaparinga (C)164+12
Coffs Harbour (C)153+12
Bundaberg (R)153+12
Gladstone (R)2615+11
Shoalhaven (C)110+11
Wollongong (C)110+11
West Tamar (M)110+11
Darwin (C)188+10
Clarence Valley (A)100+10
Latrobe (C)100+10
Kwinana (T)2919+10
Harvey (S)4131+10
Merredin (S)90+9
Armadale (C)5041+9
South Gippsland (S)90+9
Barcaldine (R)90+9
Campbelltown (C)90+9
Great Lakes (A)90+9
Newcastle (C)90+9
Shellharbour (C)90+9
Hobsons Bay (C)90+9
Shark Bay (S)90+9
Narrogin (T)90+9
Perth (C)80+8
Wyndham-East Kimberley (S)2921+8
Hume (C)113+8
Albany (C)3022+8
Salisbury (C)80+8
Leonora (S)80+8
Gnowangerup (S)70+7
Warringah (A)70+7
Glenelg (S)70+7
South Burnett (R)1710+7
Northam (S)169+7
Mosman Park (T)125+7
Pingelly (S)60+6
Wiluna (S)60+6
Swan (C)132126+6
Litchfield (M)126+6
Launceston (C)93+6
Swan Hill (RC)60+6
Maribyrnong (C)60+6
Mornington Peninsula (S)60+6
Port Phillip (C)93+6
Sutherland Shire (A)60+6
Knox (C)60+6
Baw Baw (S)93+6
Bayside (C)60+6
Casey (C)60+6
Queanbeyan (C)60+6
Richmond Valley (A)60+6
Rockdale (C)60+6
Hawkesbury (C)60+6
Blacktown (C)60+6
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)60+6
Collie (S)93+6
Coolgardie (S)93+6
Lake Grace (S)60+6
Halls Creek (S)60+6
Roxby Downs (M)60+6
Loxton Waikerie (DC)60+6
Marion (C)93+6
Belmont (C)3226+6
Cambridge (T)126+6
Dandaragan (S)94+5
Cessnock (C)94+5
Gympie (R)94+5
Ravensthorpe (S)127+5
Mundaring (S)4642+4
Nedlands (C)73+4
Greater Shepparton (C)106+4
Wyong (A)84+4
Gingin (S)139+4
Coorow (S)63+3
Mount Barker (DC)63+3
Barossa (DC)63+3
Burnside (C)63+3
Weipa (T)63+3
Penrith (C)63+3
Ipswich (C)63+3
Rockhampton (R)96+3
Southern Grampians (S)63+3
Meekatharra (S)74+3
Palmerston (C)96+3
West Arnhem (S)85+3
Unincorporated NT96+3
No usual address (WA)96+3
Kentish (M)63+3
Tablelands (R)97+2
Bridgetown-Greenbushes (S)86+2
Cottesloe (T)119+2
Bassendean (T)1514+1
Sunshine Coast (R)2221+1
Toodyay (S)1312+1
Clarence (C)660
Mount Isa (C)660
Upper Hunter Shire (A)660
Whitsunday (R)12120
Capel (S)2627-1
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S)1415-1
Murray (S)1819-1
Burnie (C)46-2
Nannup (S)36-3
Boddington (S)912-3
Mount Gambier (C)36-3
Port Pirie City and Dists (M)47-3
Manjimup (S)710-3
Gosford (C)69-3
Charters Towers (R)36-3
Whitehorse (C)36-3
Whittlesea (C)36-3
Mandurah (C)106110-4
Victoria Park (T)2731-4
Subiaco (C)49-5
Huon Valley (M)49-5
Northampton (S)612-6
Perenjori (S)06-6
Alexandrina (DC)06-6
Boyup Brook (S)39-6
Fraser Coast (R)06-6
Moreton Bay (R)1622-6
Eurobodalla (A)06-6
Flinders (S)07-7
York (S)07-7
Chittering (S)715-8
Claremont (T)09-9
Katanning (S)09-9
Cassowary Coast (R)09-9
Mid-Western Regional (A)09-9
Morawa (S)012-12
Irwin (S)923-14
Muswellbrook (A)015-15
Central Highlands (R)1026-16
Kalamunda (S)7793-16
Port Hedland (T)5272-20
Exmouth (S)837-29
Mackay (R)1141-30
Singleton (A)940-31
Isaac (R)350-47
East Pilbara (S)60108-48
Roebourne (S)97208-111
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing , 2011 (Usual Residence Data). Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.