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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 (+73) was from West Coast (M), whilst the highest net loss (-136) was to Devonport (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 20116,670
Residents who had moved within the Central Coast Council area 3,211
Migration from other parts of Tasmania1,909
Migration to other parts of Tasmania1,856
Net Migration from other parts of Tasmania53
Migration from other parts of Australia1,329
Migration to other parts of Australia1,051
Net Migration from other parts of Australia278
Migration from other countries156
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 Wales26117487
Victoria30629214
Queensland425305120
South Australia74713
Western Australia21016248
Tasmania1,9091,85653
Northern Territory422814
Australian Capital Territory1119-8

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
Devonport (C)370506-136
Hobart (C)51151-100
Launceston (C)70107-37
Clarence (C)3458-24
Sunshine Coast (R)2345-22
Gold Coast (C)3351-18
George Town (M)015-15
Casey (C)619-13
Latrobe (M)122135-13
Glenorchy (C)2739-12

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
West Coast (M)10532+73
Burnie (C)417375+42
Kentish (M)8248+34
Townsville (C)3912+27
Waratah/Wynyard (M)12699+27
Circular Head (M)6238+24
Meander Valley (M)7251+21
Ipswich (C)223+19
Southern Midlands (M)190+19
Lockyer Valley (R)180+18

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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