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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Mitcham (+287) was from Unley (C), whilst the highest net loss (-386) was to Onkaparinga (C).

Understanding where the City of Mitcham's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Mitcham'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 Mitcham'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 Mitcham
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201119,769
Residents who had moved within the City of Mitcham 4,883
Migration from other parts of South Australia9,215
Migration to other parts of South Australia9,962
Net Migration from other parts of South Australia-747
Migration from other parts of Australia2,055
Migration to other parts of Australia2,417
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-359
Migration from other countries3,462
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 Mitcham
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales53350825
Victoria538703-165
Queensland377547-170
South Australia9,2159,962-747
Western Australia189292-103
Tasmania7590-15
Northern Territory254133121
Australian Capital Territory89141-52

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 Mitcham
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Onkaparinga (C)1,4801,866-386
Holdfast Bay (C)310584-274
Marion (C)1,3411,544-203
Mount Barker (DC)140314-174
Adelaide (C)197294-97
Charles Sturt (C)310391-81
Alexandrina (DC)114190-76
Brisbane (C)120184-64
Victor Harbor (C)38101-63
Unincorporated ACT86141-55

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 Mitcham
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Unley (C)1,4491,162+287
Darwin (C)12272+50
Whyalla (C)6119+42
Mount Gambier (C)8746+41
Mildura (RC)5821+37
Loxton Waikerie (DC)397+32
Alice Springs (T)6030+30
Naracoorte and Lucindale (DC)304+26
Port Pirie City and Dists (M)5529+26
Albury (C)250+25

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.