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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Monash (+484) was from Glen Eira (C), whilst the highest net loss (-2,057) was to Knox (C).

Understanding where the City of Monash's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Monash'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 Monash'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 Monash
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201157,808
Residents who had moved within the City of Monash 13,728
Migration from other parts of Victoria19,616
Migration to other parts of Victoria28,543
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria-8,927
Migration from other parts of Australia2,977
Migration to other parts of Australia3,489
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-512
Migration from other countries20,732
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 Monash
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales1,1141,012102
Victoria19,61628,543-8,927
Queensland7221,094-372
South Australia33431717
Western Australia369501-132
Tasmania23816969
Northern Territory78108-30
Australian Capital Territory122288-166

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 Monash
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Knox (C)1,6303,687-2,057
Casey (C)1,2443,243-1,999
Kingston (C)1,1171,886-769
Whitehorse (C)1,6012,284-683
Wyndham (C)133690-557
Greater Dandenong (C)1,7382,169-431
Mornington Peninsula (S)214644-430
Frankston (C)292685-393
Cardinia (S)188573-385
Maroondah (C)264598-334

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 Monash
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Glen Eira (C)2,1501,666+484
Stonnington (C)1,3981,127+271
Hobart (C)7635+41
Warrnambool (C)6323+40
Redland (C)389+29
Launceston (C)4821+27
Mildura (RC)6034+26
Parramatta (C)5127+24
Ku-ring-gai (A)4421+23
Wangaratta (RC)4624+22

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.