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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Onkaparinga (+1,096) was from Marion (C), whilst the highest net loss (-605) was to Alexandrina (DC).

Understanding where the City of Onkaparinga's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Onkaparinga'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 City of Onkaparinga'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
City of Onkaparinga
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201152,675
Residents who had moved within the City of Onkaparinga 26,573
Migration from other parts of South Australia15,819
Migration to other parts of South Australia15,069
Net Migration from other parts of South Australia750
Migration from other parts of Australia4,280
Migration to other parts of Australia5,128
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-848
Migration from other countries5,356
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
City of Onkaparinga
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales1,130791339
Victoria8611,231-370
Queensland1,0541,678-624
South Australia15,81915,069750
Western Australia502597-95
Tasmania159230-71
Northern Territory46144615
Australian Capital Territory113155-42

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
City of Onkaparinga
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Alexandrina (DC)5131,118-605
Mount Barker (DC)296527-231
Victor Harbor (C)212362-150
Murray Bridge (RC)90216-126
Gold Coast (C)186309-123
Cairns (R)70179-109
Brisbane (C)141249-108
Yankalilla (DC)197293-96
Sunshine Coast (R)69162-93
Logan (C)46128-82

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
City of Onkaparinga
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Marion (C)4,2993,203+1,096
Mitcham (C)1,8661,480+386
Charles Sturt (C)788608+180
West Torrens (C)892725+167
Tea Tree Gully (C)421270+151
Salisbury (C)519418+101
Campbelltown (C)232164+68
Alice Springs (T)13886+52
Loxton Waikerie (DC)9354+39
Unley (C)461422+39

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.

Net migration, Australian States and Territories
Net migration, Australian States and Territories ACT, Net migration: -42 NT, Net migration: +15 TAS, Net migration: -71 WA, Net migration: -95 SA, Net migration: +750 QLD, Net migration: -624 VIC, Net migration: -370 NSW, Net migration: +339
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Net migration loss - Top 10 LGAs
Net migration loss - Top 10 LGAs Logan (C), Net migration: -82 Sunshine Coast (R), Net migration: -93 Yankalilla (DC), Net migration: -96 Brisbane (C), Net migration: -108 Cairns (R), Net migration: -109 Gold Coast (C), Net migration: -123 Murray Bridge (RC), Net migration: -126 Victor Harbor (C), Net migration: -150 Mount Barker (DC), Net migration: -231 Alexandrina (DC), Net migration: -605
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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