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Shire of Plantagenet

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the Shire of Plantagenet (+27) was from Kwinana (T), whilst the highest net loss (-112) was to Albany (C).

Understanding where the Shire of Plantagenet's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the Shire of Plantagenet'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 Shire of Plantagenet'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
Shire of Plantagenet
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20111,601
Residents who had moved within the Shire of Plantagenet 502
Migration from other parts of Western Australia890
Migration to other parts of Western Australia888
Net Migration from other parts of Western Australia2
Migration from other parts of Australia71
Migration to other parts of Australia97
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-26
Migration from other countries117
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
Shire of Plantagenet
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales1223-11
Victoria924-15
Queensland1421-7
South Australia1147
Western Australia8908882
Tasmania1619-3
Northern Territory660
Australian Capital Territory303

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
Shire of Plantagenet
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Albany (C)180292-112
Busselton (S)928-19
Bayswater (C)018-18
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)1529-14
Carnarvon (S)316-13
Wyndham-East Kimberley (S)313-10
Rockingham (C)3342-9
Collie (S)08-8
Harvey (S)715-8
Stirling (C)1118-7

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
Shire of Plantagenet
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Kwinana (T)270+27
Mundaring (S)316+25
Armadale (C)285+23
Wanneroo (C)3212+20
Mandurah (C)203+17
Cranbrook (S)3926+13
Karratha153+12
Roebourne (S)153+12
Toodyay (S)153+12
Gnowangerup (S)176+11

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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