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Central Coast Council area

Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the Central Coast Council area (+1,477) was from Blacktown (C), whilst the highest net loss (-558) was to Gold Coast (C).

The age structure of people who move into and out of the Central Coast Council area is strongly influenced by the residential role and function of the area and can influence demand for particular services. For instance, inner city areas near employment, education and entertainment tend to attract many young people in their late teens and early twenties, who move out in their late twenties and thirties to start families in suburban areas. Rural areas tend to lose young people and gain older families and retirees.

Understanding the Central Coast Council area's attraction to different age groups helps to plan services for the community as well as advocating with other levels of government and private enterprise to provide infrastructure, employment opportunities and facilities which may help to retain age groups which are otherwise leaving the area.

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)'.

Net gains and losses by LGA
Central Coast Council area - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Blacktown (C)1,991514+1,477
Hornsby (A)1,996966+1,030
Warringah (A)1,534511+1,023
Penrith (C)1,297391+906
The Hills Shire (A)1,072376+696
Parramatta (C)887339+548
Holroyd (C)544112+432
Bankstown (C)544157+387
Pittwater (A)594210+384
Ryde (C)688305+383
Campbelltown (C)542176+366
Liverpool (C)545182+363
Fairfield (C)464114+350
Sutherland Shire (A)590304+286
Hawkesbury (C)423180+243
Blue Mountains (C)407190+217
Canterbury (C)29597+198
Randwick (C)550354+196
Canada Bay (A)340206+134
Ku-ring-gai (A)520390+130
Manly (A)19371+122
Rockdale (C)251134+117
Leichhardt (A)277167+110
Lane Cove (A)209115+94
Wollondilly (A)14257+85
Camden (A)16988+81
Dubbo (C)211133+78
Kogarah (C)12345+78
Willoughby (C)277201+76
Auburn (C)16791+76
Wingecarribee (A)17499+75
Lithgow (C)13867+71
Hurstville (C)16399+64
Waverley (A)195132+63
Marrickville (A)362308+54
Woollahra (A)157103+54
Botany Bay (C)12984+45
Strathfield (A)8850+38
Mosman (A)11278+34
Orange (C)157127+30
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)8052+28
Gladstone (R)5224+28
Blayney (A)3913+26
Casey (C)4216+26
Yarra Ranges (S)3713+24
Ashfield (A)130107+23
Mid-Western Regional (A)154132+22
Albury (C)7554+21
Baw Baw (S)190+19
Gunnedah (A)6243+19
Bland (A)3112+19
Burwood (A)8062+18
Eurobodalla (A)9881+17
Fremantle (C)193+16
Cowra (A)5742+15
Burdekin (S)183+15
Shellharbour (C)7863+15
Swan Hill (RC)150+15
Southern Downs (R)3015+15
Clarence (C)4530+15
Oberon (A)3218+14
Leeton (A)3723+14
Holdfast Bay (C)173+14
Broken Hill (C)4128+13
Dungog (A)4330+13
Tea Tree Gully (C)130+13
Muswellbrook (A)10794+13
Mundaring (S)120+12
Circular Head (M)120+12
Alice Springs (T)4129+12
Narromine (A)2816+12
Wollongong (C)220208+12
Coonamble (A)3119+12
Parkes (A)5442+12
Shoalhaven (C)224213+11
Knox (C)2918+11
Armadale (C)187+11
Bathurst Regional (A)186176+10
Bega Valley (A)8575+10
Glenelg (S)100+10
Brighton (M)90+9
Wagga Wagga (C)130121+9
Frankston (C)3728+9
Mount Barker (DC)90+9
Coolamon (A)90+9
Bayside (C)189+9
Hunters Hill (A)5850+8
Tablelands (R)169+7
Aurukun (S)70+7
Brimbank (C)103+7
Hepburn (S)114+7
Weddin (A)136+7
Gosnells (C)2215+7
Nillumbik (S)103+7
Glen Innes Severn (A)3124+7
Gilgandra (A)126+6
Break O'Day (M)60+6
Carpentaria (S)60+6
West Torrens (C)60+6
Yorke Peninsula (DC)60+6
Horsham (RC)60+6
Augusta-Margaret River (S)60+6
Mitchell (S)2216+6
Busselton (S)104+6
Harvey (S)60+6
Melville (C)2822+6
South Gippsland (S)60+6
Kingborough (M)2721+6
Goomalling (S)60+6
Perth (C)93+6
Hume (C)1813+5
Adelaide Hills (DC)116+5
Monash (C)2116+5
Tumbarumba (A)73+4
Warrnambool (C)63+3
Hinchinbrook (S)63+3
Mount Alexander (S)63+3
Latrobe (M)63+3
Maroondah (C)2421+3
Charters Towers (R)63+3
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)64+2
Berrigan (A)86+2
Cobar (A)1210+2
Alpine (S)64+2
Salisbury (C)1917+2
Guyra (A)64+2
Mildura (RC)1614+2
Port Phillip (C)4039+1
Katherine (T)1615+1
Glen Eira (C)1312+1
Waratah/Wynyard (M)990
Murray (S)660
Gwydir (A)990
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)21210
Meander Valley (M)990
Canning (C)21210
Hobsons Bay (C)12120
Harden (A)12120
Walcha (A)660
Wellington (S)10100
East Gippsland (S)13130
Kalamunda (S)12120
Subiaco (C)78-1
Ashburton (S)1314-1
Broome (S)910-1
Moree Plains (A)2324-1
Victor Harbor (C)67-1
Central Coast (M)78-1
Launceston (C)2930-1
Gympie (R)2122-1
Campbelltown (C)56-1
Toowoomba (R)9495-1
Greater Shepparton (C)1012-2
Cardinia (S)1214-2
Devonport (C)1820-2
Temora (A)68-2
Wakool (A)46-2
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)1921-2
Greater Geelong (C)5457-3
Maranoa (R)36-3
Greater Dandenong (C)36-3
Burnside (C)36-3
Mitcham (C)710-3
Bourke (A)913-4
Deniliquin (A)1418-4
Glenorchy (C)1519-4
Tenterfield (A)1519-4
Manjimup (S)37-4
Central Highlands (R)1519-4
Kentish (M)610-4
South Perth (C)1015-5
Hobart (C)2429-5
Ballarat (C)1318-5
Wellington (A)3944-5
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)1520-5
Cooma-Monaro (A)2227-5
Latrobe (C)712-5
Junee (A)611-5
Forbes (A)2126-5
Wangaratta (RC)39-6
Adelaide (C)06-6
Peterborough (DC)06-6
Northern Midlands (M)612-6
West Tamar (M)1016-6
Golden Plains (S)06-6
South Burnett (R)1016-6
Warren (A)1218-6
Somerset (R)06-6
North Burnett (R)06-6
Murrumbidgee (A)39-6
Benalla (RC)06-6
Corangamite (S)06-6
Alexandrina (DC)06-6
Northern Areas (DC)06-6
West Arnhem (S)39-6
Wattle Range (DC)06-6
Boddington (S)06-6
Banyule (C)1925-6
Goondiwindi (R)915-6
Vincent (T)410-6
Isaac (R)310-7
Bellingen (A)4249-7
Banana (S)310-7
MacDonnell (S)714-7
Young (A)1926-7
Bass Coast (S)714-7
Tumut Shire (A)1623-7
Western Downs (R)07-7
Roper Gulf (S)311-8
Scenic Rim (R)3442-8
Kingston (C)1826-8
Indigo (S)412-8
Whitehorse (C)1322-9
Moorabool (S)09-9
Lachlan (A)2433-9
Moonee Valley (C)615-9
Bayswater (C)615-9
Moira (S)716-9
Griffith (C)2736-9
Narrandera (A)615-9
Carrathool (A)09-9
Brewarrina (A)312-9
Playford (C)514-9
Mount Gambier (C)313-10
Wentworth (A)010-10
Sorell (M)616-10
Greater Bendigo (C)2131-10
Kwinana (T)313-10
Charles Sturt (C)1020-10
Bunbury (C)313-10
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S)010-10
Cootamundra (A)1021-11
Richmond (S)011-11
Uralla (A)1728-11
Manningham (C)920-11
West Coast (M)011-11
Macedon Ranges (S)920-11
Belmont (C)718-11
Mandurah (C)2132-11
Wanneroo (C)3345-12
Unincorporated SA012-12
Corowa Shire (A)315-12
Yarra (C)2335-12
Greater Hume Shire (A)315-12
Bassendean (T)012-12
Walgett (A)719-12
Central Darling (A)315-12
Greater Geraldton315-12
Kyogle (A)416-12
Geraldton-Greenough (C)315-12
Unley (C)316-13
Cockburn (C)3144-13
Whittlesea (C)923-14
Yass Valley (A)2136-15
Unincorporated NT1025-15
Huon Valley (M)318-15
Melbourne (C)1228-16
Colac-Otway (S)016-16
Burnie (C)017-17
Palmerston (C)2441-17
Joondalup (C)4966-17
Swan (C)1028-18
Wodonga (RC)2745-18
Rockhampton (R)2847-19
Marion (C)322-19
No usual address (NT)019-19
Warrumbungle Shire (A)5675-19
Kiama (A)2443-19
Cabonne (A)1939-20
Cassowary Coast (R)626-20
Bogan (A)1031-21
Palerang (A)1738-21
Mount Isa (C)022-22
Maribyrnong (C)629-23
Bundaberg (R)88111-23
Boroondara (C)1336-23
Queanbeyan (C)5276-24
Narrabri (A)2953-24
Stonnington (C)1339-26
Cairns (R)148174-26
Onkaparinga (C)4167-26
No usual address (WA)026-26
Rockingham (C)4674-28
Darebin (C)1442-28
Richmond Valley (A)3159-28
Mornington Peninsula (S)4674-28
Byron (A)6696-30
Litchfield (M)737-30
Moreland (C)1850-32
Whitsunday (R)5790-33
Melton (S)033-33
East Pilbara (S)034-34
Inverell (A)2761-34
Lockyer Valley (R)1551-36
Ipswich (C)91129-38
Tamworth Regional (A)199237-38
Redland (C)94133-39
Armidale Dumaresq (A)5899-41
Singleton (A)99142-43
Wyndham (C)3176-45
Coffs Harbour (C)280325-45
Logan (C)131182-51
North Sydney (A)313365-52
Liverpool Plains (A)3082-52
Roebourne (S)760-53
Darwin (C)54107-53
Ballina (A)70123-53
Upper Hunter Shire (A)57112-55
Port Hedland (T)358-55
No usual address (Qld)359-56
Clarence Valley (A)144201-57
Snowy River (A)2380-57
Gloucester (A)1875-57
Fraser Coast (R)110168-58
Maitland (C)273342-69
Stirling (C)31100-69
Lismore (C)42113-71
Mackay (R)34118-84
Tweed (A)205292-87
Moreton Bay (R)261353-92
Nambucca (A)77170-93
Kempsey (A)116215-99
Sydney (C)628737-109
Unincorporated ACT390500-110
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)336452-116
Townsville (C)59178-119
Port Stephens (A)325446-121
Cessnock (C)433573-140
Greater Taree (C)278423-145
Great Lakes (A)228386-158
Sunshine Coast (R)253424-171
No usual address (NSW)69269-200
Brisbane (C)333599-266
Newcastle (C)620932-312
Lake Macquarie (C)1,9162,299-383
Gold Coast (C)5211,079-558
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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.