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Benalla Rural City

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Benalla Rural City (+61) was from Strathbogie (S), whilst the highest net loss (-53) was to Wangaratta (RC).

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

Benalla Rural 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
Benalla Rural City
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20114,299
Residents who had moved within Benalla Rural City 2,148
Migration from other parts of Victoria1,534
Migration to other parts of Victoria1,395
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria139
Migration from other parts of Australia435
Migration to other parts of Australia518
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-83
Migration from other countries127
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
Benalla Rural City
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales162205-43
Victoria1,5341,395139
Queensland129172-43
South Australia372413
Western Australia3565-30
Tasmania422220
Northern Territory2124-3
Australian Capital Territory963

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
Benalla Rural City
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Wangaratta (RC)162215-53
Wodonga (RC)1151-40
Greater Geelong (C)1653-37
Ballarat (C)1548-33
Moira (S)3669-33
Greater Shepparton (C)85114-29
Moreton Bay (R)026-26
Melbourne (C)934-25
Albury (C)2144-23
Greater Bendigo (C)4059-19

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
Benalla Rural City
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Strathbogie (S)9938+61
Yarra Ranges (S)6121+40
Campaspe (S)5216+36
Mornington Peninsula (S)5423+31
Hume (C)389+29
Cardinia (S)336+27
Mitchell (S)4115+26
Whittlesea (C)293+26
Casey (C)4419+25
Alpine (S)3815+23

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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