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Migration summary

2011 migration patterns across Australia indicate, 51.2% of residents did not move in 5 years, 36.6% moved, while 6.6% were aged under 5, and 5.6% did not state their movement.

Migration, or residential mobility, together with births and deaths are significant components of population change in Australia. The movement of people into, and out of an area directly influences the characteristics of the population and the demand for services and facilities. Migration is the most volatile component of population change and can be affected by changing housing and economic opportunities such as housing affordability issues or the mining boom.

There are three main types of migration in Australia, overseas migration, between-state migration, and within-state migration. By far the most common form of migration is within-state, and largely involves moves between neighbouring and existing urban areas where moves are often short.

Looking at the level and type of migration in the City of Newcastle can indicate whether the population is sedentary and likely to be in the area for a long time (and perhaps have significant ties to the community), or transient, and likely to move on. Related topics which can be viewed to get a clearer picture of population mobility include Age Structure and Housing Tenure.

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)'.

Previous residential location of current residents in 2011
City of Newcastle
Migration summaryNumberPercentage
Residents who did NOT move between 2006 and 201176,04751.2
Total residents who moved between 2006 and 201155,94237.7
Residents who had moved within the City of Newcastle between 2006 and 201123,63415.9
Residents who moved from another part of New South Wales22,67215.3
Residents who moved from another part of Australia3,5932.4
Residents who moved from another country5,2963.6
Residents who moved from an unknown area6650.4
Not stated - Didn't state whether or not moved7,5295.1
Not applicable - Births between 2006 and 20119,0136.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Previous residential location of current residents in 2011
Previous residential location of current residents in 2011 76,047 55,942 23,634 22,672 3,593 5,296 665
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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