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Gannawarra Shire

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Gannawarra Shire (+27) was from Casey (C), whilst the highest net loss (-177) was to Greater Bendigo (C).

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

Gannawarra 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
Gannawarra Shire
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20112,709
Residents who had moved within Gannawarra Shire 1,391
Migration from other parts of Victoria927
Migration to other parts of Victoria1,213
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria-286
Migration from other parts of Australia299
Migration to other parts of Australia538
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-239
Migration from other countries63
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
Gannawarra Shire
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales146229-83
Victoria9271,213-286
Queensland84143-59
South Australia3441-7
Western Australia2564-39
Tasmania319-16
Northern Territory439-35
Australian Capital Territory330

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
Gannawarra Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Greater Bendigo (C)73250-177
Swan Hill (RC)52108-56
Greater Geelong (C)2462-38
Murray (A)1042-32
Ballarat (C)1748-31
Colac-Otway (S)028-28
Greater Shepparton (C)1439-25
Mackay (R)021-21
Palmerston (C)015-15
Southern Grampians (S)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
Gannawarra Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Casey (C)4821+27
Frankston (C)180+18
Melton (S)259+16
Moorabool (S)216+15
Mildura (RC)3218+14
Yarra Ranges (S)219+12
Campaspe (S)10493+11
Loddon (S)4534+11
Cardinia (S)2212+10
Somerset (R)100+10

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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