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Shire of Murray

Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Shire of Murray (+210) was from Rockingham (C), whilst the highest net loss (-22) was to East Pilbara (S).

The age structure of people who move into and out of Shire of Murray 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 Shire of Murray'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 Murray - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Rockingham (C)328118+210
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)9114+77
Gosnells (C)9429+65
Joondalup (C)8025+55
Swan (C)8028+52
Stirling (C)7735+42
Armadale (C)7635+41
Kwinana (T)6627+39
Wanneroo (C)7033+37
Port Hedland (T)5015+35
Boddington (S)4914+35
Cockburn (C)7543+32
Waroona (S)9362+31
Canning (C)5324+29
Belmont (C)4012+28
Bayswater (C)299+20
Kalamunda (S)4022+18
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S)5538+17
Gnowangerup (S)160+16
Esperance (S)226+16
Coolgardie (S)193+16
Karratha4330+13
Roebourne (S)4330+13
Mundaring (S)2310+13
Bundaberg (R)120+12
Launceston (C)120+12
Merredin (S)176+11
Northam (S)110+11
Mildura (RC)100+10
Lake Macquarie (C)100+10
Geraldton-Greenough (C)2415+9
Mackay (R)123+9
Beverley (S)90+9
Darwin (C)90+9
Greater Geraldton2415+9
Cassowary Coast (R)90+9
Port Phillip (C)80+8
Wagin (S)113+8
Charles Sturt (C)70+7
Busselton (S)3225+7
Toodyay (S)70+7
Fremantle (C)169+7
Monash (C)70+7
Kingston (C)60+6
Leonora (S)60+6
Onkaparinga (C)60+6
Carnamah (S)60+6
Ku-ring-gai (A)60+6
Cairns (R)126+6
Cunderdin (S)60+6
Greater Geelong (C)93+6
Wandering (S)60+6
Ballarat (C)60+6
Kingborough (M)60+6
Ravensthorpe (S)60+6
Victoria Park (T)1611+5
Narrogin (T)1712+5
Capel (S)106+4
Katanning (S)1612+4
Unincorporated NT106+4
Gladstone (R)63+3
Bunbury (C)2118+3
Cue (S)63+3
Bruce Rock (S)63+3
Broomehill-Tambellup (S)63+3
Williams (S)86+2
Mandurah (C)1,0181,016+2
Unincorporated ACT64+2
Moreton Bay (R)1412+2
Gingin (S)76+1
Ashburton (S)1918+1
Collie (S)87+1
Melville (C)2726+1
Manjimup (S)1312+1
Bassendean (T)660
Perth (C)660
Albany (C)24240
Carnarvon (S)990
York (S)660
Augusta-Margaret River (S)15150
Dardanup (S)1415-1
Brisbane (C)36-3
Broken Hill (C)36-3
Casey (C)36-3
Gosford (C)36-3
Broome (S)1417-3
No usual address (WA)1013-3
Townsville (C)610-4
Sunshine Coast (R)06-6
Exmouth (S)410-6
Corowa Shire (A)06-6
Yilgarn (S)06-6
Melbourne (C)06-6
Palmerston (C)06-6
Kent (S)06-6
No usual address (NSW)06-6
Strathbogie (S)06-6
Cuballing (S)06-6
Vincent (T)07-7
South Perth (C)1320-7
Subiaco (C)08-8
Dumbleyung (S)09-9
Chittering (S)312-9
Harvey (S)4557-12
East Pilbara (S)729-22
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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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