Pittwater Council area

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Pittwater Council area (+910) was from Warringah (A), whilst the highest net loss (-304) was to Gosford (C).

Understanding where Pittwater Council area's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where Pittwater Council area'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.

Pittwater Council area'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
Pittwater Council area
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201119,428
Residents who had moved within Pittwater Council area 8,090
Migration from other parts of New South Wales8,097
Migration to other parts of New South Wales7,147
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales950
Migration from other parts of Australia768
Migration to other parts of Australia1,580
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-812
Migration from other countries2,269
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
Pittwater Council area
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales8,0977,147950
Victoria222289-67
Queensland317902-585
South Australia3763-26
Western Australia85143-58
Tasmania4370-27
Northern Territory1631-15
Australian Capital Territory4882-34

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
Pittwater Council area
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Gosford (C)126430-304
Gold Coast (C)82294-212
Sunshine Coast (R)42215-173
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)27139-112
Wyong (A)84164-80
Tweed (A)2298-76
Byron (A)29103-74
Great Lakes (A)3391-58
Moreton Bay (R)358-55
Sydney (C)222272-50

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
Pittwater Council area
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Warringah (A)3,1902,280+910
Ku-ring-gai (A)590270+320
The Hills Shire (A)22867+161
Hornsby (A)352214+138
Manly (A)447336+111
Ryde (C)14363+80
Waverley (A)13059+71
Lane Cove (A)10339+64
Blacktown (C)11047+63
Canada Bay (A)9545+50

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.