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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Brimbank (+1,326) was from Maribyrnong (C), whilst the highest net loss (-7,948) was to Melton (S).

Understanding where the City of Brimbank's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Brimbank'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 City of Brimbank'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
City of Brimbank
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201151,463
Residents who had moved within the City of Brimbank 18,058
Migration from other parts of Victoria16,913
Migration to other parts of Victoria24,191
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria-7,278
Migration from other parts of Australia2,288
Migration to other parts of Australia2,302
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-14
Migration from other countries13,641
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
City of Brimbank
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales962609353
Victoria16,91324,191-7,278
Queensland579814-235
South Australia246305-59
Western Australia237354-117
Tasmania1025250
Northern Territory795425
Australian Capital Territory83114-31

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
City of Brimbank
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Melton (S)2,14910,097-7,948
Wyndham (C)6212,493-1,872
Moorabool (S)108365-257
Macedon Ranges (S)147293-146
Greater Geelong (C)208348-140
Gold Coast (C)75169-94
Surf Coast (S)1275-63
Mornington Peninsula (S)3391-58
Greater Bendigo (C)75130-55
Cardinia (S)1771-54

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
City of Brimbank
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Maribyrnong (C)2,9901,664+1,326
Moonee Valley (C)2,0411,631+410
Moreland (C)1,020628+392
Darebin (C)532270+262
Yarra (C)457195+262
Hobsons Bay (C)790655+135
Greater Dandenong (C)317189+128
Glen Eira (C)16890+78
Monash (C)247183+64
Casey (C)241181+60

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.