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Gunnedah Shire

Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the Gunnedah Shire (+33) was from Penrith (C), whilst the highest net loss (-191) was to Tamworth Regional (A).

The age structure of people who move into and out of the Gunnedah Shire is strongly influenced by the residential role and function of the area and can influence demand for particular services. For instance, inner city areas near employment, education and entertainment tend to attract many young people in their late teens and early twenties, who move out in their late twenties and thirties to start families in suburban areas. Rural areas tend to lose young people and gain older families and retirees.

Understanding the Gunnedah Shire's attraction to different age groups helps to plan services for the community as well as advocating with other levels of government and private enterprise to provide infrastructure, employment opportunities and facilities which may help to retain age groups which are otherwise leaving the area.

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)'.

Net gains and losses by LGA
Gunnedah Shire - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Penrith (C)330+33
Moree Plains (A)3812+26
Sunshine Coast (R)319+22
Singleton (A)4021+19
Sutherland Shire (A)223+19
Walgett (A)213+18
Warrumbungle Shire (A)4426+18
Gwydir (A)170+17
Coffs Harbour (C)3519+16
Parkes (A)140+14
Wollongong (C)130+13
Walcha (A)143+11
Muswellbrook (A)2111+10
North Sydney (A)90+9
Canterbury (C)90+9
Rockdale (C)90+9
Bogan (A)90+9
Cabonne (A)90+9
Break O'Day (M)90+9
Campbelltown (C)123+9
Parramatta (C)80+8
Hawkesbury (C)80+8
Kyogle (A)80+8
Carrathool (A)70+7
Greater Shepparton (C)60+6
Cairns (R)60+6
Murrumbidgee (A)60+6
Narrabri (A)10094+6
Scenic Rim (R)60+6
Inverell (A)2216+6
Mildura (RC)60+6
Gympie (R)60+6
Warringah (A)93+6
Liverpool (C)60+6
Goondiwindi (R)159+6
Logan (C)1812+6
Glamorgan/Spring Bay (M)60+6
Ryde (C)60+6
Darwin (C)93+6
Ku-ring-gai (A)94+5
Western Downs (R)94+5
Maitland (C)1814+4
Blue Mountains (C)63+3
Brewarrina (A)74+3
Mount Isa (C)63+3
Lachlan (A)63+3
Blacktown (C)1310+3
Tweed (A)1310+3
Bundaberg (R)63+3
Isaac (R)74+3
Wingecarribee (A)64+2
Rockhampton (R)65+1
Lismore (C)1211+1
Dubbo (C)1312+1
Gold Coast (C)41410
Liverpool Plains (A)53530
Marrickville (A)660
Gosford (C)21210
Orange (C)660
Shellharbour (C)67-1
Queanbeyan (C)67-1
Fraser Coast (R)910-1
Guyra (A)67-1
Willoughby (C)67-1
Randwick (C)1215-3
Moreton Bay (R)913-4
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)2125-4
Upper Hunter Shire (A)913-4
Yass Valley (A)37-4
Ballina (A)1216-4
Mid-Western Regional (A)1418-4
Uralla (A)37-4
Richmond Valley (A)38-5
Boorowa (A)06-6
Southern Downs (R)06-6
Redland (C)39-6
Moorabool (S)06-6
Mount Alexander (S)06-6
Tablelands (R)06-6
Cessnock (C)2430-6
Burwood (A)06-6
Bankstown (C)06-6
Cassowary Coast (R)06-6
Townsville (C)915-6
Forbes (A)612-6
Dungog (A)06-6
Wanneroo (C)06-6
Griffith (C)06-6
Playford (C)06-6
Kiama (A)07-7
Maranoa (R)07-7
Cobar (A)311-8
Ipswich (C)08-8
Wagga Wagga (C)917-8
McKinlay (S)09-9
Woollahra (A)312-9
Unincorporated ACT716-9
Central Highlands (R)312-9
Wollondilly (A)09-9
Mackay (R)09-9
Bellingen (A)312-9
No usual address (Qld)010-10
Nambucca (A)010-10
Latrobe (C)313-10
Great Lakes (A)1325-12
Glen Innes Severn (A)720-13
Greater Taree (C)1427-13
Clarence Valley (A)619-13
Kempsey (A)013-13
Toowoomba (R)3347-14
Brisbane (C)2439-15
Wyong (A)2241-19
Sydney (C)020-20
Port Stephens (A)1131-20
Shoalhaven (C)020-20
Lake Macquarie (C)3562-27
Armidale Dumaresq (A)2654-28
Newcastle (C)41105-64
Tamworth Regional (A)144335-191
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing , 2011 (Usual Residence Data). Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.