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Central Coast Council area

Migration by 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).

Understanding where the Central Coast Council area's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the Central Coast Council area'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 Central Coast Council area'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
Central Coast Council area
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 2011108,130
Residents who had moved within the Central Coast Council area 64,851
Migration from other parts of New South Wales30,364
Migration to other parts of New South Wales20,905
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales9,459
Migration from other parts of Australia5,302
Migration to other parts of Australia7,809
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-2,502
Migration from other countries5,560
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
Central Coast Council area
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales30,36420,9059,459
Victoria9311,182-251
Queensland2,7284,281-1,553
South Australia227315-88
Western Australia544900-356
Tasmania274300-26
Northern Territory189326-137
Australian Capital Territory409500-91

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
Central Coast Council area
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Gold Coast (C)5211,079-558
Lake Macquarie (C)1,9162,299-383
Newcastle (C)620932-312
Brisbane (C)333599-266
No usual address (NSW)69269-200
Sunshine Coast (R)253424-171
Great Lakes (A)228386-158
Greater Taree (C)278423-145
Cessnock (C)433573-140
Port Stephens (A)325446-121

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
Central Coast Council area
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

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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