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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Melton (+7,948) was from Brimbank (C), whilst the highest net loss (-249) was to Moorabool (S).

Understanding where the City of Melton's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Melton'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 Melton'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 Melton
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201142,022
Residents who had moved within the City of Melton 12,327
Migration from other parts of Victoria22,104
Migration to other parts of Victoria9,435
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria12,669
Migration from other parts of Australia2,382
Migration to other parts of Australia1,640
Net Migration from other parts of Australia742
Migration from other countries4,767
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 Melton
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales801290511
Victoria22,1049,43512,669
Queensland7047022
South Australia25217478
Western Australia271315-44
Tasmania1517576
Northern Territory1044460
Australian Capital Territory994059

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 Melton
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Moorabool (S)628877-249
Greater Geelong (C)208308-100
Moreton Bay (R)57123-66
Surf Coast (S)1063-53
Ballarat (C)142192-50
Macedon Ranges (S)283311-28
Campaspe (S)3158-27
Pyrenees (S)1239-27
Central Goldfields (S)1743-26
East Gippsland (S)2046-26

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 Melton
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Brimbank (C)10,0972,149+7,948
Moonee Valley (C)1,150461+689
Hume (C)1,356682+674
Moreland (C)854253+601
Maribyrnong (C)781300+481
Darebin (C)46198+363
Hobsons Bay (C)502282+220
Whittlesea (C)422218+204
Banyule (C)19960+139
Glen Eira (C)17744+133

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.