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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 (+73) was from West Coast (M), whilst the highest net loss (-136) was to Devonport (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
West Coast (M)10532+73
Burnie (C)417375+42
Kentish (M)8248+34
Waratah/Wynyard (M)12699+27
Townsville (C)3912+27
Circular Head (M)6238+24
Meander Valley (M)7251+21
Southern Midlands (M)190+19
Ipswich (C)223+19
Lockyer Valley (R)180+18
Redland (C)213+18
Wingecarribee (A)203+17
Tablelands (R)160+16
Logan (C)3115+16
Break O'Day (M)216+15
Blacktown (C)153+12
Mildura (RC)153+12
Swan (C)120+12
Roxby Downs (M)120+12
Bellingen (A)120+12
Hobsons Bay (C)153+12
Playford (C)153+12
Huon Valley (M)153+12
Wagga Wagga (C)100+10
East Arnhem (S)100+10
Northam (S)100+10
Derwent Valley (M)123+9
Greater Taree (C)90+9
Salisbury (C)90+9
Campaspe (S)90+9
Toowoomba (R)2416+8
Mandurah (C)124+8
The Hills Shire (A)80+8
Moreton Bay (R)3830+8
Darebin (C)103+7
Maroondah (C)70+7
Coffs Harbour (C)70+7
Greater Shepparton (C)70+7
Melton (S)70+7
Gympie (R)70+7
Brisbane (C)4639+7
Penrith (C)70+7
Holdfast Bay (C)103+7
Singleton (A)60+6
Cockburn (C)93+6
Mackay (R)1812+6
Yarra Ranges (S)60+6
Alpine (S)60+6
Hume (C)126+6
Somerset (R)60+6
Bombala (A)60+6
Canning (C)60+6
Newcastle (C)60+6
Cherbourg (S)60+6
Wollondilly (A)60+6
Esperance (S)93+6
Coomalie (S)60+6
Indigo (S)60+6
Campbelltown (C)60+6
Ballarat (C)93+6
Rockingham (C)2621+5
Darwin (C)106+4
Coolgardie (S)73+4
Greater Bendigo (C)84+4
Wanneroo (C)95+4
Blue Mountains (C)106+4
Armadale (C)73+4
Mornington Peninsula (S)1410+4
South Gippsland (S)63+3
Tweed (A)129+3
Bayside (C)118+3
Glenelg (S)63+3
South Burnett (R)63+3
Bass Coast (S)63+3
Alice Springs (T)63+3
Lake Macquarie (C)96+3
Central Goldfields (S)63+3
King Island (M)97+2
Banyule (C)64+2
Gosnells (C)97+2
Kalamunda (S)76+1
Rockhampton (R)1312+1
West Tamar (M)5049+1
Wyong (A)87+1
Sorell (M)660
Shoalhaven (C)660
Gladstone (R)990
Randwick (C)660
Baw Baw (S)56-1
Albury (C)67-1
Latrobe (C)910-1
Sutherland Shire (A)910-1
Fraser Coast (R)89-1
Cairns (R)911-2
Moonee Valley (C)46-2
Litchfield (M)46-2
Greater Geelong (C)1215-3
Palmerston (C)36-3
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)912-3
Eurobodalla (A)36-3
Liverpool (C)36-3
Wyndham (C)1822-4
Yarra (C)37-4
Brighton (M)1519-4
Port Stephens (A)59-4
Stirling (C)913-4
Port Phillip (C)611-5
Onkaparinga (C)49-5
Wellington (S)49-5
Glamorgan/Spring Bay (M)914-5
Cardinia (S)06-6
Glen Eira (C)06-6
Whitehorse (C)06-6
Northern Midlands (M)2531-6
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)1521-6
Whitsunday (R)06-6
Monash (C)39-6
Queanbeyan (C)06-6
Donnybrook-Balingup (S)612-6
Hepburn (S)06-6
Alexandrina (DC)06-6
Kogarah (C)06-6
Augusta-Margaret River (S)06-6
No usual address (WA)06-6
No usual address (NT)07-7
Wangaratta (RC)07-7
Adelaide (C)07-7
Southern Grampians (S)07-7
Southern Downs (R)07-7
Sydney (C)07-7
Melbourne (C)614-8
No usual address (Tas.)1220-8
Unincorporated ACT1119-8
Yarriambiack (S)312-9
Busselton (S)09-9
Knox (C)615-9
Frankston (C)616-10
Kingborough (M)2638-12
Mount Barker (DC)012-12
Glenorchy (C)2739-12
Casey (C)619-13
Latrobe (M)122135-13
George Town (M)015-15
Gold Coast (C)3351-18
Sunshine Coast (R)2345-22
Clarence (C)3458-24
Launceston (C)70107-37
Hobart (C)51151-100
Devonport (C)370506-136
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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.