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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Casey (+6,297) was from Greater Dandenong (C), whilst the highest net loss (-5,925) was to Cardinia (S).

Understanding where the City of Casey's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Casey'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 Casey'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 Casey
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201191,178
Residents who had moved within the City of Casey 34,806
Migration from other parts of Victoria35,701
Migration to other parts of Victoria28,569
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria7,132
Migration from other parts of Australia4,206
Migration to other parts of Australia4,294
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-88
Migration from other countries15,550
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 Casey
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales1,5321,072460
Victoria35,70128,5697,132
Queensland1,3041,733-429
South Australia42937158
Western Australia441631-190
Tasmania235244-9
Northern Territory13010426
Australian Capital Territory135139-4

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 Casey
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Cardinia (S)2,2588,183-5,925
Baw Baw (S)2371,099-862
Wyndham (C)180424-244
Bass Coast (S)252494-242
Latrobe (C)241460-219
Gold Coast (C)194389-195
South Gippsland (S)165343-178
Wellington (S)79253-174
East Gippsland (S)122246-124
Melton (S)127249-122

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 Casey
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Greater Dandenong (C)8,9782,681+6,297
Knox (C)3,6391,004+2,635
Monash (C)3,2431,244+1,999
Frankston (C)3,6562,329+1,327
Kingston (C)2,3021,111+1,191
Whitehorse (C)1,038368+670
Yarra Ranges (S)1,165654+511
Glen Eira (C)886403+483
Maroondah (C)676317+359
Auburn (C)2466+240

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.