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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Charles Sturt (+479) was from West Torrens (C), whilst the highest net loss (-466) was to Salisbury (C).

Understanding where the City of Charles Sturt's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Charles Sturt'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 Charles Sturt'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 Charles Sturt
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201132,896
Residents who had moved within the City of Charles Sturt 9,941
Migration from other parts of South Australia14,106
Migration to other parts of South Australia13,983
Net Migration from other parts of South Australia123
Migration from other parts of Australia2,750
Migration to other parts of Australia3,199
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-449
Migration from other countries5,771
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 Charles Sturt
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales777634143
Victoria8471,017-170
Queensland435834-399
South Australia14,10613,983123
Western Australia259345-86
Tasmania6889-21
Northern Territory23415579
Australian Capital Territory1301255

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 Charles Sturt
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Salisbury (C)9571,423-466
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)3,4503,795-345
Playford (C)332585-253
Onkaparinga (C)608788-180
Brisbane (C)130278-148
Gold Coast (C)52136-84
Mount Barker (DC)116183-67
Victor Harbor (C)50102-52
Marion (C)665716-51
Copper Coast (DC)5494-40

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 Charles Sturt
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
West Torrens (C)2,2451,766+479
Tea Tree Gully (C)610439+171
Adelaide (C)398267+131
Mitcham (C)391310+81
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)369295+74
Port Pirie City and Dists (M)9438+56
Prospect (C)377322+55
Port Lincoln (C)8734+53
Whyalla (C)9445+49
Alice Springs (T)7529+46

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.