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Colac Otway Shire

Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Colac Otway Shire (+35) was from Yarra Ranges (S), whilst the highest net loss (-230) was to Greater Geelong (C).

The age structure of people who move into and out of Colac Otway Shire 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 Colac Otway Shire'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
Colac Otway Shire - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Yarra Ranges (S)4914+35
Port Phillip (C)4814+34
Corangamite (S)203172+31
Gannawarra (S)280+28
Brimbank (C)313+28
Whitehorse (C)348+26
Moorabool (S)240+24
Horsham (RC)224+18
Wattle Range (DC)193+16
Hume (C)193+16
Swan Hill (RC)174+13
Cairns (R)163+13
Manningham (C)163+13
Gosford (C)130+13
Moonee Valley (C)2411+13
Swan (C)120+12
Greater Dandenong (C)120+12
Bayside (C)187+11
Alpine (S)110+11
Nillumbik (S)177+10
Yarriambiack (S)100+10
Kingston (C)166+10
Coffs Harbour (C)100+10
Indigo (S)90+9
Maroondah (C)167+9
Macedon Ranges (S)90+9
Gosnells (C)80+8
Orange (C)80+8
South Gippsland (S)103+7
Loddon (S)70+7
Burnie (C)60+6
Banyule (C)2418+6
Mount Alexander (S)93+6
Murray (A)60+6
Barcoo (S)60+6
Waratah/Wynyard (M)93+6
Balranald (A)60+6
East Pilbara (S)60+6
Bankstown (C)60+6
Sunshine Coast (R)106+4
Wanneroo (C)73+4
Mount Gambier (C)139+4
Wodonga (RC)73+4
Mundaring (S)63+3
Wellington (S)63+3
Knox (C)96+3
Mitchell (S)96+3
Whitsunday (R)118+3
Eurobodalla (A)64+2
Shoalhaven (C)64+2
Ararat (RC)97+2
Bega Valley (A)86+2
Frankston (C)1312+1
Fraser Coast (R)660
Moreton Bay (R)660
Golden Plains (S)4243-1
Palmerston (C)46-2
Gold Coast (C)1618-2
Latrobe (C)46-2
Tweed (A)46-2
Mackay (R)46-2
Buloke (S)36-3
Hepburn (S)912-3
Alice Springs (T)69-3
Campaspe (S)69-3
Unincorporated ACT36-3
Townsville (C)912-3
Mildura (RC)2124-3
Moira (S)1115-4
Greater Shepparton (C)812-4
Whittlesea (C)913-4
Surf Coast (S)99104-5
Bathurst Regional (A)06-6
No usual address (Vic.)612-6
Geraldton-Greenough (C)06-6
Perth (C)06-6
Moyne (S)1925-6
Wyndham (C)4349-6
No usual address (Qld)06-6
Moreland (C)3339-6
East Gippsland (S)1016-6
Greater Geraldton06-6
Stonnington (C)1925-6
South Burnett (R)06-6
Maribyrnong (C)1622-6
Cowra (A)07-7
Cardinia (S)07-7
Brisbane (C)613-7
Bass Coast (S)07-7
Rockhampton (R)08-8
Sydney (C)08-8
Gladstone (R)08-8
Glen Eira (C)1119-8
Southern Grampians (S)1018-8
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)09-9
Berrigan (A)09-9
Mornington Peninsula (S)717-10
Bundaberg (R)313-10
Northern Grampians (S)616-10
Monash (C)1324-11
Glenelg (S)1425-11
Melton (S)617-11
Hobsons Bay (C)3142-11
Boroondara (C)2335-12
Greater Bendigo (C)2941-12
Loxton Waikerie (DC)012-12
Toowoomba (R)012-12
Onkaparinga (C)315-12
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)013-13
Salisbury (C)015-15
Warrnambool (C)2238-16
Casey (C)622-16
Baw Baw (S)321-18
Melbourne (C)3452-18
Central Highlands (R)321-18
Yarra (C)1737-20
Darebin (C)1248-36
Ballarat (C)29126-97
Greater Geelong (C)342572-230
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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.

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