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Developing East Arnhem Limited area

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Developing East Arnhem Limited area (+22) was from Roper Gulf (S), whilst the highest net loss (-102) was to Darwin (C).

Understanding where Developing East Arnhem Limited area's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where Developing East Arnhem Limited 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.

Developing East Arnhem Limited 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
Developing East Arnhem Limited area
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20113,708
Residents who had moved within Developing East Arnhem Limited area 895
Migration from other parts of Northern Territory603
Migration to other parts of Northern Territory562
Net Migration from other parts of Northern Territory41
Migration from other parts of Australia1,824
Migration to other parts of Australia1,931
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-107
Migration from other countries338
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
Developing East Arnhem Limited area
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales354214140
Victoria25497157
Queensland7881,077-289
South Australia1188533
Western Australia245399-154
Tasmania53503
Northern Territory60356241
Australian Capital Territory1293

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
Developing East Arnhem Limited area
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Darwin (C)155257-102
Cairns (R)124217-93
Townsville (C)47105-58
Port Hedland (T)1554-39
Isaac (R)1549-34
Central Highlands (R)025-25
Rockhampton (R)631-25
Tablelands (R)2448-24
Palmerston (C)7395-22
Mackay (R)2141-20

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
Developing East Arnhem Limited area
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Roper Gulf (S)4725+22
Onkaparinga (C)276+21
Central Desert (S)170+17
Victoria-Daly (S)247+17
Western Downs (R)193+16
Weipa (T)2813+15
Salisbury (C)173+14
Broken Hill (C)120+12
Broome (S)186+12
Mid-Western Regional (A)120+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.

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