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Livingstone Shire Council area

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the Livingstone Shire Council area (+549) was from Central Highlands (R), whilst the highest net loss (-68) was to Sunshine Coast (R).

Understanding where the Livingstone Shire Council area's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the Livingstone Shire Council area'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 Livingstone Shire Council area'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
Livingstone Shire Council area
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201113,049
Residents who had moved within the Livingstone Shire Council area 4,371
Migration from other parts of Queensland6,364
Migration to other parts of Queensland4,325
Net Migration from other parts of Queensland2,039
Migration from other parts of Australia1,444
Migration to other parts of Australia872
Net Migration from other parts of Australia572
Migration from other countries704
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
Livingstone Shire Council area
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales619294325
Victoria27520174
Queensland6,3644,3252,039
South Australia1328943
Western Australia17412747
Tasmania72675
Northern Territory1316566
Australian Capital Territory412912

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
Livingstone Shire Council area
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Sunshine Coast (R)206274-68
Fraser Coast (R)88152-64
Townsville (C)103145-42
Bundaberg (R)96132-36
Gympie (R)3351-18
Hobsons Bay (C)018-18
Tablelands (R)2740-13
Palmerston (C)1324-11
Burdekin (S)313-10
No usual address (Qld)1727-10

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
Livingstone Shire Council area
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Central Highlands (R)774225+549
Rockhampton (R)1,9811,566+415
Banana (S)26159+202
Isaac (R)229119+110
Gold Coast (C)248159+89
Logan (C)14052+88
Ipswich (C)8932+57
Whitsunday (R)7730+47
Moreton Bay (R)171126+45
Gladstone (R)162129+33

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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