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Shire of Morawa

Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the Shire of Morawa (+15) was from Gosnells (C), whilst the highest net loss (-22) was to Irwin (S).

The age structure of people who move into and out of the Shire of Morawa 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 Shire of Morawa'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
Shire of Morawa - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Gosnells (C)150+15
Ashburton (S)120+12
Leonora (S)100+10
Denmark (S)90+9
Mullewa (S)90+9
Northampton (S)125+7
Yalgoo (S)60+6
Coolgardie (S)60+6
Toodyay (S)60+6
Three Springs (S)60+6
Rockingham (C)93+6
Hobart (C)60+6
Collie (S)60+6
Richmond Valley (A)60+6
Perenjori (S)126+6
Victoria Plains (S)60+6
Mingenew (S)64+2
Victoria Park (T)660
Meekatharra (S)660
Swan (C)990
Greater Geraldton4849-1
Bassendean (T)37-4
Melville (C)06-6
Wongan-Ballidu (S)06-6
Wanneroo (C)06-6
Dardanup (S)06-6
Kwinana (T)310-7
Harvey (S)09-9
Geraldton-Greenough (C)3949-10
Joondalup (C)313-10
Bunbury (C)015-15
Stirling (C)323-20
Irwin (S)022-22
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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.