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Gunnedah Shire

Migration by 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).

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

The Gunnedah 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
Gunnedah Shire
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20113,916
Residents who had moved within the Gunnedah Shire 2,030
Migration from other parts of New South Wales1,381
Migration to other parts of New South Wales1,490
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales-109
Migration from other parts of Australia376
Migration to other parts of Australia421
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-45
Migration from other countries89
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
Gunnedah Shire
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales1,3811,490-109
Victoria3045-15
Queensland284305-21
South Australia619-13
Western Australia2127-6
Tasmania1569
Northern Territory13310
Australian Capital Territory716-9

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
Gunnedah Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Tamworth Regional (A)144335-191
Newcastle (C)41105-64
Armidale Dumaresq (A)2654-28
Lake Macquarie (C)3562-27
Port Stephens (A)1131-20
Shoalhaven (C)020-20
Sydney (C)020-20
Wyong (A)2241-19
Brisbane (C)2439-15
Toowoomba (R)3347-14

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
Gunnedah Shire
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

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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