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Bass Coast Shire

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Bass Coast Shire (+242) was from Casey (C), whilst the highest net loss (-80) was to South Gippsland (S).

Understanding where Bass Coast Shire's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where Bass Coast Shire'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.

Bass Coast Shire'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
Bass Coast Shire
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201111,509
Residents who had moved within Bass Coast Shire 4,637
Migration from other parts of Victoria5,282
Migration to other parts of Victoria3,026
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria2,256
Migration from other parts of Australia898
Migration to other parts of Australia782
Net Migration from other parts of Australia116
Migration from other countries584
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
Bass Coast Shire
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales29723463
Victoria5,2823,0262,256
Queensland32125467
South Australia2838-10
Western Australia122136-14
Tasmania5580-25
Northern Territory663135
Australian Capital Territory990

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
Bass Coast Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
South Gippsland (S)407487-80
Sunshine Coast (R)2567-42
Byron (A)629-23
Moyne (S)018-18
Ballarat (C)1229-17
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)016-16
Townsville (C)315-12
Melbourne (C)3647-11
Clarence Valley (A)010-10
Glenorchy (C)010-10

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
Bass Coast Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Casey (C)494252+242
Yarra Ranges (S)30784+223
Knox (C)25552+203
Maroondah (C)18535+150
Kingston (C)17860+118
Latrobe (C)253152+101
Frankston (C)204112+92
Mornington Peninsula (S)212125+87
Cardinia (S)291213+78
Monash (C)15173+78

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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