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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Knox (+2,057) was from Monash (C), whilst the highest net loss (-2,635) was to Casey (C).

Understanding where the City of Knox's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Knox'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 City of Knox'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
City of Knox
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201141,020
Residents who had moved within the City of Knox 14,629
Migration from other parts of Victoria18,427
Migration to other parts of Victoria22,199
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria-3,772
Migration from other parts of Australia2,038
Migration to other parts of Australia2,866
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-828
Migration from other countries5,543
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
City of Knox
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales691754-63
Victoria18,42722,199-3,772
Queensland6641,175-511
South Australia222239-17
Western Australia236341-105
Tasmania98176-78
Northern Territory4784-37
Australian Capital Territory8097-17

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
City of Knox
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Casey (C)1,0043,639-2,635
Cardinia (S)3651,408-1,043
Yarra Ranges (S)2,3742,983-609
Mornington Peninsula (S)167657-490
Frankston (C)199555-356
Maroondah (C)2,1932,433-240
Kingston (C)283520-237
Bass Coast (S)52255-203
Wyndham (C)90245-155
Baw Baw (S)39182-143

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
City of Knox
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Monash (C)3,6871,630+2,057
Whitehorse (C)2,6601,306+1,354
Greater Dandenong (C)787486+301
Manningham (C)542355+187
Glen Eira (C)394259+135
Boroondara (C)571529+42
Blacktown (C)3412+22
Maribyrnong (C)7553+22
Blue Mountains (C)180+18
Holroyd (C)150+15

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.