Penrith City

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Penrith City (+1,549) was from Blacktown (C), whilst the highest net loss (-566) was to Wyong (A).

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

Penrith City'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
Penrith City
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201152,802
Residents who had moved within Penrith City 27,450
Migration from other parts of New South Wales18,843
Migration to other parts of New South Wales19,939
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales-1,096
Migration from other parts of Australia1,944
Migration to other parts of Australia4,642
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-2,692
Migration from other countries3,940
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
Penrith City
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales18,84319,939-1,096
Victoria398670-272
Queensland9472,643-1,696
South Australia142223-81
Western Australia179487-308
Tasmania90151-61
Northern Territory65148-83
Australian Capital Territory123314-191

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
Penrith City
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Wyong (A)261827-566
Gold Coast (C)153588-435
Blue Mountains (C)1,6802,072-392
Gosford (C)130470-340
Moreton Bay (R)109340-231
Port Stephens (A)89299-210
Brisbane (C)131327-196
Unincorporated ACT120311-191
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)90280-190
Lake Macquarie (C)118293-175

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
Penrith City
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Blacktown (C)5,5113,962+1,549
Fairfield (C)776292+484
Holroyd (C)908523+385
Parramatta (C)932619+313
Liverpool (C)745568+177
Bankstown (C)319186+133
Canterbury (C)20596+109
Campbelltown (C)338241+97
Auburn (C)241180+61
Kogarah (C)6020+40

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.