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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Parkes Shire (+38) was from Penrith (C), whilst the highest net loss (-80) was to Orange (C).

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

Parkes Shire'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
Parkes Shire
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20114,544
Residents who had moved within Parkes Shire 2,345
Migration from other parts of New South Wales1,628
Migration to other parts of New South Wales1,667
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales-39
Migration from other parts of Australia359
Migration to other parts of Australia489
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-130
Migration from other countries163
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
Parkes Shire
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales1,6281,667-39
Victoria6183-22
Queensland171208-37
South Australia1236-24
Western Australia5054-4
Tasmania18711
Northern Territory1012-2
Australian Capital Territory3789-52

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
Parkes Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Orange (C)63143-80
Unincorporated ACT3789-52
Dubbo (C)83128-45
Bathurst Regional (A)3074-44
Wagga Wagga (C)2454-30
Forbes (A)104131-27
Logan (C)327-24
Narromine (A)1943-24
Newcastle (C)2245-23
Coffs Harbour (C)829-21

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
Parkes Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Penrith (C)5012+38
Cabonne (A)5520+35
Lachlan (A)7339+34
Blacktown (C)3717+20
Cobar (A)299+20
Blue Mountains (C)236+17
Marrickville (A)130+13
Fairfield (C)120+12
Kogarah (C)120+12
Wollondilly (A)120+12

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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