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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the Georges River Council (+1,546) was from Rockdale (C), whilst the highest net loss (-1,203) was to Sutherland Shire (A).

Understanding where the Georges River Council's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the Georges River Council'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 Georges River Council'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
Georges River Council
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201145,835
Residents who had moved within the Georges River Council 15,536
Migration from other parts of New South Wales17,958
Migration to other parts of New South Wales19,053
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales-1,095
Migration from other parts of Australia1,234
Migration to other parts of Australia2,308
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-1,068
Migration from other countries10,688
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
Georges River Council
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales17,95819,053-1,095
Victoria313600-287
Queensland421988-567
South Australia16711354
Western Australia126221-95
Tasmania3169-38
Northern Territory3244-12
Australian Capital Territory144267-123

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
Georges River Council
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Sutherland Shire (A)1,8163,019-1,203
Bankstown (C)1,1561,916-760
Liverpool (C)407689-282
Campbelltown (C)253476-223
The Hills Shire (A)74290-216
Gold Coast (C)58267-209
Ku-ring-gai (A)56216-160
Unincorporated ACT144267-123
Parramatta (C)253375-122
Hornsby (A)127246-119

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
Georges River Council
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Rockdale (C)4,5603,014+1,546
Canterbury (C)2,3691,529+840
Randwick (C)679406+273
Botany Bay (C)307119+188
Marrickville (A)508330+178
Sydney (C)956822+134
Ashfield (A)262153+109
Burwood (A)210129+81
Fairfield (C)219154+65
Auburn (C)232188+44

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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