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Buloke Shire

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Buloke Shire (+16) was from Southern Downs (R), whilst the highest net loss (-138) was to Greater Bendigo (C).

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

Buloke 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
Buloke Shire
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20111,575
Residents who had moved within Buloke Shire 622
Migration from other parts of Victoria652
Migration to other parts of Victoria1,023
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria-371
Migration from other parts of Australia210
Migration to other parts of Australia171
Net Migration from other parts of Australia39
Migration from other countries76
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
Buloke Shire
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales615110
Victoria6521,023-371
Queensland705614
South Australia1922-3
Western Australia271512
Tasmania1215-3
Northern Territory18126
Australian Capital Territory303

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
Buloke Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Greater Bendigo (C)38176-138
Swan Hill (RC)3491-57
Ballarat (C)3487-53
Horsham (RC)3471-37
Mildura (RC)638-32
Greater Geelong (C)2454-30
Campaspe (S)631-25
Boroondara (C)318-15
Melton (S)924-15
Moira (S)924-15

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
Buloke Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Southern Downs (R)160+16
Mitchell (S)186+12
Moorabool (S)110+11
Glen Eira (C)134+9
Hume (C)123+9
Ararat (RC)146+8
Casey (C)1810+8
East Gippsland (S)80+8
Frankston (C)135+8
Berrigan (A)60+6

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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