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Macarthur Region

Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the Macarthur Region (+2,445) was from Liverpool (C), whilst the highest net loss (-632) was to Wollongong (C).

The age structure of people who move into and out of the Macarthur Region 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 Macarthur Region'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
Macarthur Region - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Liverpool (C)5,1012,656+2,445
Bankstown (C)1,607820+787
Fairfield (C)1,535759+776
Canterbury (C)908315+593
Hurstville (C)501217+284
Rockdale (C)504307+197
Botany Bay (C)28492+192
Holroyd (C)436250+186
Blacktown (C)887735+152
Penrith (C)1,021905+116
Sutherland Shire (A)912797+115
Kogarah (C)241127+114
Auburn (C)262170+92
Parramatta (C)492409+83
Ashfield (A)14098+42
Burwood (A)7743+34
Hume (C)3318+15
Greater Hume Shire (A)249+15
Warringah (A)114100+14
Griffith (C)3623+13
Forbes (A)166+10
Tea Tree Gully (C)2010+10
Knox (C)3020+10
Charles Sturt (C)166+10
Southern Midlands (M)90+9
Walgett (A)167+9
Moonee Valley (C)189+9
Dorset (M)90+9
Mundaring (S)90+9
Swan Hill (RC)80+8
Gilgandra (A)113+8
Cassowary Coast (R)125+7
Western Downs (R)103+7
Bland (A)115+6
Vincent (T)93+6
Esperance (S)60+6
Burdekin (S)60+6
Wellington (A)1610+6
Bassendean (T)126+6
Unincorporated SA60+6
Casey (C)3631+5
Maribyrnong (C)139+4
Hunters Hill (A)2824+4
Coolamon (A)106+4
Albury (C)4238+4
Bourke (A)63+3
Latrobe (M)63+3
Mornington Peninsula (S)2118+3
Campaspe (S)74+3
Moree Plains (A)63+3
Barossa (DC)96+3
Greater Shepparton (C)129+3
Swan (C)2926+3
Gunnedah (A)1512+3
Northam (S)63+3
Derwent Valley (M)129+3
Launceston (C)1715+2
Clarence (C)1614+2
Willoughby (C)5856+2
The Hills Shire (A)234233+1
Wentworth (A)660
Lithgow (C)33330
Glen Eira (C)990
Dungog (A)660
Kyogle (A)990
Monash (C)12120
Queanbeyan (C)4041-1
Inverell (A)1011-1
Hay (A)46-2
Salisbury (C)2426-2
Greater Geelong (C)3335-2
Kwinana (T)69-3
Greater Geraldton36-3
Huon Valley (M)36-3
Hobsons Bay (C)1518-3
Kingston (C)1619-3
Tumbarumba (A)912-3
Moira (S)47-3
Charters Towers (R)36-3
Brewarrina (A)36-3
Geraldton-Greenough (C)36-3
Unincorporated NT69-3
Melville (C)1114-3
Burnie (C)36-3
Manningham (C)710-3
West Torrens (C)37-4
Stonnington (C)1216-4
Mosman (A)1721-4
Broken Hill (C)610-4
Alpine (S)37-4
Glenorchy (C)711-4
Lockhart (A)610-4
Canada Bay (A)173177-4
Marion (C)1318-5
Narromine (A)712-5
Northern Midlands (M)38-5
Strathfield (A)9095-5
Meander Valley (M)38-5
Gannawarra (S)06-6
Kingston (DC)06-6
Yorke Peninsula (DC)06-6
Bunbury (C)06-6
Light (RegC)06-6
Indigo (S)06-6
Greater Dandenong (C)1218-6
Tatiara (DC)06-6
Hobart (C)06-6
Central Desert (S)06-6
Warrnambool (C)06-6
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)612-6
Circular Head (M)06-6
Boroondara (C)612-6
Coonamble (A)06-6
Uralla (A)612-6
Colac-Otway (S)06-6
Victor Harbor (C)612-6
Albany (C)06-6
Banyule (C)713-6
East Arnhem (S)06-6
Adelaide (C)06-6
Broome (S)06-6
Towong (S)06-6
Surf Coast (S)39-6
East Pilbara (S)06-6
Warren (A)39-6
Naracoorte and Lucindale (DC)06-6
Mitchell (S)512-7
Junee (A)512-7
Mount Gambier (C)07-7
Tumut Shire (A)3037-7
Scenic Rim (R)2330-7
Temora (A)1219-7
Dardanup (S)07-7
Greater Bendigo (C)916-7
Harvey (S)07-7
Victoria Park (T)07-7
Macedon Ranges (S)07-7
Snowy River (A)1927-8
Maroondah (C)917-8
Bellingen (A)917-8
Mount Barker (DC)311-8
Narrandera (A)311-8
Toowoomba (R)4452-8
Cobar (A)08-8
Port Phillip (C)715-8
Playford (C)816-8
Murrindindi (S)09-9
No usual address (WA)09-9
Baw Baw (S)312-9
Perth (C)09-9
No usual address (Vic.)09-9
Balranald (A)09-9
Sorell (M)09-9
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)09-9
Manly (A)2534-9
Lockyer Valley (R)1524-9
Halls Creek (S)09-9
Murrumbidgee (A)09-9
Roebourne (S)413-9
Kentish (M)010-10
Gloucester (A)717-10
Somerset (R)920-11
Glen Innes Severn (A)415-11
Cockburn (C)1526-11
Pittwater (A)2840-12
Kalamunda (S)618-12
Loddon (S)012-12
Corowa Shire (A)315-12
Collie (S)012-12
Melbourne (C)921-12
Ballarat (C)315-12
Ashburton (S)012-12
Central Coast (M)012-12
Deniliquin (A)315-12
Liverpool Plains (A)315-12
West Tamar (M)719-12
Frankston (C)618-12
Blayney (A)618-12
Waratah/Wynyard (M)013-13
Canning (C)1124-13
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)1023-13
Holdfast Bay (C)619-13
Moreland (C)2235-13
Byron (A)619-13
Yarra Ranges (S)1528-13
No usual address (NT)013-13
Cardinia (S)317-14
Kingborough (M)317-14
Southern Downs (R)1327-14
Alice Springs (T)924-15
Wodonga (RC)2338-15
Rockingham (C)2843-15
Joondalup (C)2843-15
Muswellbrook (A)2338-15
Isaac (R)016-16
Mount Isa (C)016-16
Mildura (RC)1026-16
Warrumbungle Shire (A)1228-16
Armadale (C)016-16
Whitehorse (C)622-16
Cabonne (A)2845-17
Gladstone (R)724-17
Brimbank (C)320-17
Richmond Valley (A)1229-17
Gympie (R)724-17
Boorowa (A)018-18
Central Highlands (R)321-18
Onkaparinga (C)1230-18
Latrobe (C)321-18
East Gippsland (S)018-18
Darebin (C)1231-19
Harden (A)1029-19
Bayswater (C)929-20
Hornsby (A)134154-20
Upper Hunter Shire (A)424-20
Waverley (A)6586-21
Young (A)4768-21
Weddin (A)324-21
Port Hedland (T)021-21
Palerang (A)3052-22
Lane Cove (A)2850-22
Leeton (A)325-22
Whitsunday (R)326-23
Mandurah (C)326-23
Armidale Dumaresq (A)2144-23
Singleton (A)1639-23
Stirling (C)1033-23
Hawkesbury (C)155179-24
Belmont (C)024-24
Woollahra (A)4367-24
Whittlesea (C)1337-24
No usual address (Qld)025-25
Parkes (A)2348-25
Gosnells (C)935-26
Ku-ring-gai (A)6490-26
South Perth (C)026-26
Wanneroo (C)1845-27
South Burnett (R)330-27
Oberon (A)331-28
Dubbo (C)5281-29
Palmerston (C)1141-30
Cessnock (C)3666-30
Rockhampton (R)2050-30
Yass Valley (A)1243-31
Ryde (C)116148-32
Litchfield (M)335-32
Ballina (A)1346-33
Narrabri (A)639-33
Bundaberg (R)2560-35
Cowra (A)2258-36
Randwick (C)238274-36
Wyndham (C)2258-36
Maitland (C)4788-41
Newcastle (C)96138-42
Bega Valley (A)4284-42
Cootamundra (A)1254-42
Cooma-Monaro (A)1053-43
North Sydney (A)65108-43
Darwin (C)1659-43
Melton (S)952-43
Marrickville (A)293337-44
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)2471-47
Orange (C)3686-50
Cairns (R)3989-50
Blue Mountains (C)163214-51
Kempsey (A)3587-52
Lismore (C)1367-54
Mackay (R)2277-55
Ipswich (C)54109-55
Mid-Western Regional (A)59116-57
Leichhardt (A)79140-61
Clarence Valley (A)40102-62
Nambucca (A)2185-64
Greater Taree (C)70136-66
Tamworth Regional (A)49116-67
Townsville (C)60132-72
Eurobodalla (A)76152-76
Kiama (A)46122-76
Wagga Wagga (C)76156-80
Bathurst Regional (A)33115-82
Tweed (A)43130-87
Fraser Coast (R)45133-88
Great Lakes (A)65166-101
Coffs Harbour (C)81185-104
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)100211-111
Redland (C)19142-123
Shellharbour (C)207339-132
Port Stephens (A)67207-140
No usual address (NSW)25167-142
Logan (C)101250-149
Sunshine Coast (R)78260-182
Lake Macquarie (C)114296-182
Gosford (C)143327-184
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)89278-189
Brisbane (C)159350-191
Moreton Bay (R)168392-224
Unincorporated ACT164393-229
Wingecarribee (A)571873-302
Sydney (C)306613-307
Wyong (A)178526-348
Shoalhaven (C)287771-484
Gold Coast (C)203696-493
Wollongong (C)6411,273-632
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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.