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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Bankstown City (+3,239) was from Canterbury (C), whilst the highest net loss (-1,357) was to Liverpool (C).

Understanding where Bankstown City's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where Bankstown City'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.

Bankstown City'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
Bankstown City
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201150,039
Residents who had moved within Bankstown City 20,274
Migration from other parts of New South Wales20,695
Migration to other parts of New South Wales21,076
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales-381
Migration from other parts of Australia1,059
Migration to other parts of Australia2,327
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-1,268
Migration from other countries7,373
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
Bankstown City
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales20,69521,076-381
Victoria293579-286
Queensland4381,078-640
South Australia83113-30
Western Australia122290-168
Tasmania3041-11
Northern Territory2547-22
Australian Capital Territory68179-111

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
Bankstown City
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Liverpool (C)1,3182,675-1,357
Sutherland Shire (A)9021,569-667
Campbelltown (C)6431,063-420
The Hills Shire (A)138453-315
Blacktown (C)404691-287
Canada Bay (A)232487-255
Gold Coast (C)43276-233
Camden (A)111337-226
Wyong (A)80276-196
Gosford (C)77268-191

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
Bankstown City
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Canterbury (C)5,2061,967+3,239
Hurstville (C)1,418797+621
Auburn (C)1,284793+491
Marrickville (A)742350+392
Rockdale (C)933621+312
Kogarah (C)498359+139
Ashfield (A)273164+109
Botany Bay (C)205115+90
Burwood (A)300267+33
Salisbury (C)2711+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.