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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Moonee Valley (+484) was from Melbourne (C), whilst the highest net loss (-689) was to Melton (S).

Understanding where the City of Moonee Valley's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Moonee Valley'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 Moonee Valley'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 Moonee Valley
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201133,160
Residents who had moved within the City of Moonee Valley 9,618
Migration from other parts of Victoria15,019
Migration to other parts of Victoria16,156
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria-1,137
Migration from other parts of Australia2,653
Migration to other parts of Australia2,287
Net Migration from other parts of Australia366
Migration from other countries5,584
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 Moonee Valley
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales829615214
Victoria15,01916,156-1,137
Queensland725751-26
South Australia31321598
Western Australia39434648
Tasmania17512649
Northern Territory86815
Australian Capital Territory131153-22

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.

Top 10 LGAs ranked by net loss to the area
City of Moonee Valley
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Melton (S)4611,150-689
Wyndham (C)258806-548
Brimbank (C)1,6312,041-410
Greater Geelong (C)211387-176
Macedon Ranges (S)271446-175
Hobsons Bay (C)252400-148
Hume (C)1,5051,631-126
Surf Coast (S)24133-109
Maribyrnong (C)1,0761,162-86
Mornington Peninsula (S)80133-53

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 Moonee Valley
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Melbourne (C)1,302818+484
Moreland (C)2,4592,051+408
Yarra (C)474356+118
Darebin (C)516412+104
Stonnington (C)256194+62
Port Phillip (C)439388+51
Brisbane (C)268223+45
Wangaratta (RC)5921+38
Albury (C)4415+29
Greater Dandenong (C)8758+29

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.