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District Council of Mount Barker

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the District Council of Mount Barker (+690) was from Adelaide Hills (DC), whilst the highest net loss (-402) was to Alexandrina (DC).

Understanding where the District Council of Mount Barker's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the District Council of Mount Barker'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 District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201111,454
Residents who had moved within the District Council of Mount Barker 3,853
Migration from other parts of South Australia5,421
Migration to other parts of South Australia3,840
Net Migration from other parts of South Australia1,581
Migration from other parts of Australia1,304
Migration to other parts of Australia1,061
Net Migration from other parts of Australia243
Migration from other countries739
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
District Council of Mount Barker
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales26817593
Victoria32028238
Queensland298311-13
South Australia5,4213,8401,581
Western Australia142148-6
Tasmania624220
Northern Territory1678978
Australian Capital Territory471433

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
District Council of Mount Barker
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Alexandrina (DC)278680-402
Murray Bridge (RC)213282-69
Victor Harbor (C)2385-62
Cairns (R)645-39
Sunshine Coast (R)1639-23
Greater Geelong (C)019-19
Moreton Bay (R)1937-18
Light (RegC)421-17
Yankalilla (DC)2036-16
Horsham (RC)015-15

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
District Council of Mount Barker
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Adelaide Hills (DC)1,251561+690
Onkaparinga (C)527296+231
Mitcham (C)314140+174
Tea Tree Gully (C)20575+130
Marion (C)230121+109
Salisbury (C)179108+71
Charles Sturt (C)183116+67
Unley (C)180117+63
Burnside (C)190130+60
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)173119+54

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.

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