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Colac Otway Shire

Migration by 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).

Understanding where Colac Otway Shire's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where Colac Otway Shire'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.

Colac Otway Shire'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
Colac Otway Shire
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20116,080
Residents who had moved within Colac Otway Shire 3,494
Migration from other parts of Victoria1,833
Migration to other parts of Victoria1,952
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria-119
Migration from other parts of Australia406
Migration to other parts of Australia468
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-62
Migration from other countries274
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
Colac Otway Shire
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales11910415
Victoria1,8331,952-119
Queensland111164-53
South Australia6378-15
Western Australia6573-8
Tasmania28199
Northern Territory1724-7
Australian Capital Territory36-3

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
Colac Otway Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Greater Geelong (C)342572-230
Ballarat (C)29126-97
Darebin (C)1248-36
Yarra (C)1737-20
Baw Baw (S)321-18
Central Highlands (R)321-18
Melbourne (C)3452-18
Casey (C)622-16
Warrnambool (C)2238-16
Salisbury (C)015-15

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
Colac Otway Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Yarra Ranges (S)4914+35
Port Phillip (C)4814+34
Corangamite (S)203172+31
Brimbank (C)313+28
Gannawarra (S)280+28
Whitehorse (C)348+26
Moorabool (S)240+24
Horsham (RC)224+18
Hume (C)193+16
Wattle Range (DC)193+16

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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