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Shire of Ashburton

Migration by 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.

Understanding where the Shire of Ashburton's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the Shire of Ashburton's residents are moving to indicates areas of population growth and informs possible strategies to retain and attract residents.

Generally, areas of new housing growth attract residents from established areas, especially young couples and families. Coastal communities attract retirees and people seeking a lifestyle change, while inner city areas and areas near universities attract young adults. These are broad demographic trends, while local demographic factors also have a major impact on population movement.

The Shire of Ashburton's migration data below provides a summary of where current residents lived five years prior to the last Census. The top ten local government areas of population movement are ranked, based on net change - that is, the difference between those who moved in and those who moved out. The areas with the greatest net change (gain or loss) to a particular area may not necessarily be those with the greatest population exchange.

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)'.

Migration into and out of the area, 2006 to 2011
Shire of Ashburton
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20115,569
Residents who had moved within the Shire of Ashburton 654
Migration from other parts of Western Australia2,869
Migration to other parts of Western Australia2,186
Net Migration from other parts of Western Australia683
Migration from other parts of Australia1,294
Migration to other parts of Australia575
Net Migration from other parts of Australia722
Migration from other countries714
Migration to other countries--
Net Migration from other countries--

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Migration between the area and other States/Territories
Shire of Ashburton
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales285111174
Victoria27254218
Queensland459287172
South Australia1214774
Western Australia2,8692,186683
Tasmania683632
Northern Territory713734
Australian Capital Territory18018

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing , 2011 (Usual Residence Data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Top 10 LGAs ranked by net loss to the area
Shire of Ashburton
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Karratha97208-111
Roebourne (S)97208-111
East Pilbara (S)60108-48
Isaac (R)350-47
Singleton (A)940-31
Mackay (R)1141-30
Exmouth (S)837-29
Port Hedland (T)5272-20
Central Highlands (R)1026-16
Kalamunda (S)7793-16

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing , 2011 (Usual Residence Data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Top 10 LGAs ranked by net gain to the area
Shire of Ashburton
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Rockingham (C)19395+98
Brisbane (C)610+61
Joondalup (C)165108+57
Gosnells (C)11362+51
Stirling (C)11968+51
Bayswater (C)6419+45
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)6823+45
Bunbury (C)6117+44
Canning (C)7329+44
Gold Coast (C)497+42

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing , 2011 (Usual Residence Data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

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