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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) (+9,761) was from Brimbank (C), whilst the highest net loss (-3,810) was to Gold Coast (C).

Understanding where the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'s current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20111,069,352
Residents who had moved within the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) 505,940
Migration from other parts of New South Wales69,935
Migration from other parts of Victoria119,168
Migration from other parts of Queensland32,013
Migration from other parts of South Australia17,504
Migration from other parts of Western Australia86,328
Migration to other parts of New South Wales68,573
Migration to other parts of Victoria62,004
Migration to other parts of Queensland34,166
Migration to other parts of South Australia13,199
Migration to other parts of Western Australia56,781
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales1,362
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales7,931
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales35,769
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales56,736
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales13,154
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria50,595
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria57,164
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria85,002
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria105,969
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria62,387
Net Migration from other parts of Queensland-36,560
Net Migration from other parts of Queensland-29,991
Net Migration from other parts of Queensland-2,153
Net Migration from other parts of Queensland18,814
Net Migration from other parts of Queensland-24,768
Net Migration from other parts of South Australia-51,069
Net Migration from other parts of South Australia-44,500
Net Migration from other parts of South Australia-16,662
Net Migration from other parts of South Australia4,305
Net Migration from other parts of South Australia-39,277
Net Migration from other parts of Western Australia17,755
Net Migration from other parts of Western Australia24,324
Net Migration from other parts of Western Australia52,162
Net Migration from other parts of Western Australia73,129
Net Migration from other parts of Western Australia29,547
Migration from other parts of Australia5,049
Migration to other parts of Australia6,224
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-1,092
Migration from other countries163,602
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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales88,70581,4707,235
Victoria129,37172,10257,269
Queensland47,89856,966-9,068
South Australia23,03417,4145,620
Western Australia90,16861,86828,300
Tasmania2,8753,304-429
Northern Territory3,4532,488965
Australian Capital Territory2,1742,837-663

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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Gold Coast (C)6,19610,006-3,810
Moreton Bay (R)2,5344,758-2,224
Wyong (A)1,1373,197-2,060
Baw Baw (S)8492,522-1,673
Ipswich (C)2,6284,218-1,590
Sunshine Coast (R)1,4562,976-1,520
Shoalhaven (C)9932,030-1,037
Gosford (C)9101,930-1,020
Scenic Rim (R)8821,870-988
Hawkesbury (C)2,6673,646-979

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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Brimbank (C)14,5704,809+9,761
Joondalup (C)14,6765,729+8,947
Greater Dandenong (C)11,0693,251+7,818
Darebin (C)8,2922,857+5,435
Canning (C)8,9863,854+5,132
Hobsons Bay (C)7,2452,201+5,044
Stirling (C)12,0277,216+4,811
Brisbane (C)19,19214,770+4,422
Moreland (C)8,1293,743+4,386
Knox (C)6,0481,897+4,151

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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