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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Gosford City (+709) was from Hornsby (A), whilst the highest net loss (-1,645) was to Wyong (A).

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

Gosford City'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
Gosford City
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201155,316
Residents who had moved within Gosford City 29,309
Migration from other parts of New South Wales18,339
Migration to other parts of New South Wales15,718
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales2,621
Migration from other parts of Australia2,778
Migration to other parts of Australia4,076
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-1,293
Migration from other countries3,790
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
Gosford City
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales18,33915,7182,621
Victoria576669-93
Queensland1,2792,137-858
South Australia120188-68
Western Australia322462-140
Tasmania146162-16
Northern Territory107167-60
Australian Capital Territory228286-58

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
Gosford City
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Wyong (A)3,1674,812-1,645
Gold Coast (C)245524-279
Lake Macquarie (C)414671-257
Brisbane (C)211373-162
Newcastle (C)286439-153
Cessnock (C)130246-116
Great Lakes (A)84194-110
Sunshine Coast (R)138248-110
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)133230-97
No usual address (NSW)34129-95

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
Gosford City
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Hornsby (A)1,370661+709
Warringah (A)924321+603
Blacktown (C)710202+508
The Hills Shire (A)592234+358
Penrith (C)470130+340
Pittwater (A)430126+304
Parramatta (C)485199+286
Ryde (C)436193+243
Bankstown (C)26877+191
Holroyd (C)21760+157

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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