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Hobsons Bay City

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Hobsons Bay City (+653) was from Maribyrnong (C), whilst the highest net loss (-4,762) was to Wyndham (C).

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

Hobsons Bay 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
Hobsons Bay City
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201126,406
Residents who had moved within Hobsons Bay City 8,513
Migration from other parts of Victoria9,964
Migration to other parts of Victoria13,551
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria-3,587
Migration from other parts of Australia2,233
Migration to other parts of Australia2,046
Net Migration from other parts of Australia187
Migration from other countries5,374
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
Hobsons Bay City
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales806565241
Victoria9,96413,551-3,587
Queensland624655-31
South Australia27119774
Western Australia229299-70
Tasmania1151114
Northern Territory695415
Australian Capital Territory119165-46

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
Hobsons Bay City
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Wyndham (C)1,4096,171-4,762
Greater Geelong (C)266509-243
Melton (S)282502-220
Brimbank (C)655790-135
Moorabool (S)85200-115
Surf Coast (S)35149-114
Macedon Ranges (S)86171-85
Hepburn (S)969-60
Ballarat (C)69124-55
Unincorporated ACT115165-50

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
Hobsons Bay City
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Maribyrnong (C)1,490837+653
Port Phillip (C)724268+456
Melbourne (C)479261+218
Moreland (C)365208+157
Boroondara (C)283132+151
Moonee Valley (C)400252+148
Yarra (C)268124+144
Darebin (C)265131+134
Stonnington (C)241110+131
Glen Eira (C)236142+94

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.