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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Mornington Peninsula Shire (+532) was from Kingston (C), whilst the highest net loss (-167) was to South Gippsland (S).

Understanding where Mornington Peninsula Shire's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where Mornington Peninsula Shire'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.

Mornington Peninsula Shire'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
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201151,562
Residents who had moved within Mornington Peninsula Shire 25,063
Migration from other parts of Victoria18,233
Migration to other parts of Victoria13,708
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria4,525
Migration from other parts of Australia4,225
Migration to other parts of Australia4,194
Net Migration from other parts of Australia34
Migration from other countries3,518
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
Mornington Peninsula Shire
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales1,4471,192255
Victoria18,23313,7084,525
Queensland1,3471,521-174
South Australia29122170
Western Australia595605-10
Tasmania28824741
Northern Territory141241-100
Australian Capital Territory116164-48

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
Mornington Peninsula Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
South Gippsland (S)123290-167
Greater Geelong (C)89233-144
Cardinia (S)253383-130
East Gippsland (S)121249-128
Baw Baw (S)117237-120
Wellington (S)87193-106
Sunshine Coast (R)166256-90
Bass Coast (S)125212-87
Ballarat (C)93174-81
Latrobe (C)125206-81

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
Mornington Peninsula Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Kingston (C)1,268736+532
Knox (C)657167+490
Bayside (C)811326+485
Boroondara (C)755281+474
Monash (C)644214+430
Whitehorse (C)618194+424
Manningham (C)49483+411
Glen Eira (C)627234+393
Yarra Ranges (S)565195+370
Maroondah (C)467130+337

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.