EMRC area

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the EMRC area (+743) was from Joondalup (C), whilst the highest net loss (-674) was to Mandurah (C).

Understanding where the EMRC area's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the EMRC 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 EMRC 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
EMRC area
Number
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 2011111,059
Residents who had moved within the EMRC area 45,982
Migration from other parts of Western Australia35,708
Migration to other parts of Western Australia35,951
Net Migration from other parts of Western Australia-243
Migration from other parts of Australia7,747
Migration to other parts of Australia7,638
Net Migration from other parts of Australia133
Migration from other countries20,285
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
EMRC area
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales2,2441,549695
Victoria1,9042,251-347
Queensland1,7962,075-279
South Australia777656121
Western Australia35,70835,951-243
Tasmania360595-235
Northern Territory529249280
Australian Capital Territory137239-102

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
EMRC area
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Mandurah (C)4141,088-674
Armadale (C)8961,565-669
Rockingham (C)6141,158-544
Wanneroo (C)3,3963,750-354
Busselton (S)206510-304
Cockburn (C)670931-261
Kwinana (T)214460-246
Gosnells (C)2,2412,445-204
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S)133325-192
No usual address (WA)73240-167

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
EMRC area
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Joondalup (C)2,4461,703+743
Stirling (C)6,7286,214+514
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)776327+449
Victoria Park (T)1,7201,272+448
Canning (C)1,7671,518+249
Vincent (T)1,225977+248
South Perth (C)1,076835+241
Roebourne (S)683542+141
Geraldton-Greenough (C)466348+118
Darwin (C)21299+113

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.