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Shire of Murray

Migration by 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).

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

Shire of Murray'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
Shire of Murray
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20115,186
Residents who had moved within Shire of Murray 1,261
Migration from other parts of Western Australia3,214
Migration to other parts of Western Australia2,201
Net Migration from other parts of Western Australia1,013
Migration from other parts of Australia410
Migration to other parts of Australia220
Net Migration from other parts of Australia194
Migration from other countries260
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
Shire of Murray
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales964551
Victoria864640
Queensland1186454
South Australia382117
Western Australia3,2142,2011,013
Tasmania371819
Northern Territory291811
Australian Capital Territory642

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
Shire of Murray
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
East Pilbara (S)729-22
Harvey (S)4557-12
Chittering (S)312-9
Dumbleyung (S)09-9
Subiaco (C)08-8
South Perth (C)1320-7
Vincent (T)07-7
Corowa Shire (A)06-6
Cuballing (S)06-6
Exmouth (S)410-6

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
Shire of Murray
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
Boddington (S)4914+35

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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