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Broken Hill City

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Broken Hill City (+26) was from Central Darling (A), whilst the highest net loss (-165) was to Mildura (RC).

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

Broken Hill 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
Broken Hill City
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20114,315
Residents who had moved within Broken Hill City 2,347
Migration from other parts of New South Wales850
Migration to other parts of New South Wales871
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales-21
Migration from other parts of Australia902
Migration to other parts of Australia1,633
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-731
Migration from other countries146
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
Broken Hill City
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales850871-21
Victoria174384-210
Queensland151226-75
South Australia425790-365
Western Australia66133-67
Tasmania1842-24
Northern Territory47398
Australian Capital Territory21192

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
Broken Hill City
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Mildura (RC)59224-165
Holdfast Bay (C)1164-53
Orange (C)645-39
Wentworth (A)2358-35
Townsville (C)637-31
Adelaide (C)433-29
Onkaparinga (C)2554-29
Alexandrina (DC)028-28
West Torrens (C)1439-25
Copper Coast (DC)629-23

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.

Top 10 LGAs ranked by net gain to the area
Broken Hill City
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Central Darling (A)8963+26
Tea Tree Gully (C)339+24
Cobar (A)213+18
Lismore (C)160+16
Sydney (C)218+13
Unincorporated NSW4028+12
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)3828+10
Alice Springs (T)123+9
Bourke (A)90+9
Greater Hume Shire (A)90+9

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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