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City of Playford

Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Playford (+2,052) was from Salisbury (C), whilst the highest net loss (-258) was to Gawler (T).

The age structure of people who move into and out of the City of Playford is strongly influenced by the residential role and function of the area and can influence demand for particular services. For instance, inner city areas near employment, education and entertainment tend to attract many young people in their late teens and early twenties, who move out in their late twenties and thirties to start families in suburban areas. Rural areas tend to lose young people and gain older families and retirees.

Understanding the City of Playford's attraction to different age groups helps to plan services for the community as well as advocating with other levels of government and private enterprise to provide infrastructure, employment opportunities and facilities which may help to retain age groups which are otherwise leaving the area.

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)'.

Net gains and losses by LGA
City of Playford - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Salisbury (C)4,8162,764+2,052
Tea Tree Gully (C)1,400755+645
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)1,118609+509
Charles Sturt (C)585332+253
Campbelltown (C)256106+150
Darwin (C)11943+76
West Torrens (C)173121+52
Marion (C)147108+39
Alice Springs (T)7032+38
Newcastle (C)363+33
Port Augusta (C)7038+32
Auburn (C)376+31
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)9466+28
Whyalla (C)10072+28
Shoalhaven (C)250+25
Wagga Wagga (C)3815+23
Casey (C)223+19
Brimbank (C)213+18
Hawkesbury (C)213+18
Launceston (C)213+18
Fairfield (C)247+17
Penrith (C)236+17
Logan (C)6145+16
Mornington Peninsula (S)193+16
Clarence (C)160+16
Broken Hill (C)3116+15
Gosnells (C)183+15
Kalamunda (S)150+15
Prospect (C)9582+13
Devonport (C)163+13
Renmark Paringa (DC)4937+12
Dubbo (C)120+12
Cockburn (C)153+12
Maribyrnong (C)166+10
Mount Gambier (C)5141+10
Whittlesea (C)199+10
Campbelltown (C)133+10
Liverpool Plains (A)90+9
Canterbury (C)90+9
Holroyd (C)90+9
Rockdale (C)90+9
Swan Hill (RC)90+9
Stirling (C)156+9
Hobsons Bay (C)90+9
The Hills Shire (A)80+8
Sorell (M)70+7
Hobart (C)70+7
Mid-Western Regional (A)70+7
Mitcham (C)6356+7
Scenic Rim (R)70+7
Coonamble (A)60+6
Tweed (A)60+6
Busselton (S)60+6
Unincorporated ACT8377+6
Litchfield (M)1812+6
Cobar (A)60+6
Coober Pedy (DC)159+6
Kogarah (C)60+6
Greater Geelong (C)159+6
Bayswater (C)93+6
Parramatta (C)60+6
Whitsunday (R)126+6
Gunnedah (A)60+6
Greater Dandenong (C)126+6
Gosford (C)115+6
Wellington (S)126+6
Peterborough (DC)2722+5
Roebourne (S)127+5
Adelaide Hills (DC)115110+5
Richmond Valley (A)106+4
Huon Valley (M)73+4
Tatiara (DC)1814+4
Flinders Ranges (DC)73+4
Port Pirie City and Dists (M)7874+4
Sutherland Shire (A)63+3
Geraldton-Greenough (C)63+3
Katherine (T)129+3
Swan (C)1916+3
Sydney (C)1512+3
Tablelands (R)96+3
Warrnambool (C)63+3
Wollongong (C)63+3
Karoonda East Murray (DC)96+3
Port Lincoln (C)4946+3
Yarra Ranges (S)96+3
Greater Geraldton63+3
Toowoomba (R)129+3
Gladstone (R)96+3
Tamworth Regional (A)63+3
Dorset (M)63+3
Randwick (C)63+3
Roxby Downs (M)3533+2
Unincorporated SA2624+2
Barkly (S)64+2
Rockhampton (R)1513+2
Queanbeyan (C)1817+1
Mildura (RC)5655+1
Burnie (C)76+1
Naracoorte and Lucindale (DC)1312+1
Kwinana (T)660
Clarence Valley (A)880
Fraser Coast (R)10100
Derwent Valley (M)660
Blacktown (C)2122-1
Frankston (C)67-1
Holdfast Bay (C)5354-1
Redland (C)46-2
Mitchell (S)1315-2
Mallala (DC)373375-2
Waratah/Wynyard (M)46-2
Liverpool (C)2123-2
Maroondah (C)46-2
Rockingham (C)2628-2
Burnside (C)3335-2
Southern Mallee (DC)36-3
Bankstown (C)36-3
Whitehorse (C)36-3
Bundaberg (R)1215-3
Sunshine Coast (R)2932-3
Brisbane (C)6972-3
Banyule (C)36-3
Horsham (RC)1720-3
Albury (C)1215-3
Ryde (C)37-4
Albany (C)37-4
Mundaring (S)37-4
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)1822-4
Melton (S)812-4
Northam (S)06-6
Kentish (M)06-6
Strathfield (A)06-6
Southern Downs (R)06-6
Derby-West Kimberley (S)06-6
South Perth (C)06-6
Coolgardie (S)06-6
Coffs Harbour (C)06-6
No usual address (Qld)06-6
Manjimup (S)06-6
Victoria Park (T)39-6
Griffith (C)06-6
Port Hedland (T)06-6
Bassendean (T)06-6
Central Highlands (R)06-6
Joondalup (C)39-6
Yarriambiack (S)06-6
Northern Grampians (S)07-7
Balranald (A)07-7
Maitland (C)613-7
Wanneroo (C)916-7
Cardinia (S)08-8
Goyder (DC)5361-8
Coolamon (A)09-9
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)09-9
Gympie (R)09-9
Isaac (R)312-9
Streaky Bay (DC)312-9
Cleve (DC)09-9
Ballarat (C)615-9
Unincorporated NT312-9
Darebin (C)09-9
Greater Shepparton (C)312-9
Ipswich (C)5564-9
Southern Grampians (S)312-9
Circular Head (M)09-9
Ceduna (DC)312-9
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)312-9
Hume (C)413-9
Meander Valley (M)313-10
Wudinna (DC)313-10
The Coorong (DC)2536-11
Melbourne (C)314-11
Barunga West (DC)920-11
Lake Macquarie (C)1021-11
Mandurah (C)011-11
West Tamar (M)315-12
Central Coast (M)315-12
Greater Bendigo (C)315-12
Wyndham (C)1224-12
Palmerston (C)4961-12
Mount Barker (DC)5264-12
Yarra (C)013-13
Tumby Bay (DC)316-13
Onkaparinga (C)295309-14
Wodonga (RC)519-14
Armadale (C)015-15
Unley (C)4156-15
Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC)318-15
Townsville (C)6884-16
Wattle Range (DC)1329-16
Latrobe (C)018-18
Yankalilla (DC)018-18
Walkerville (M)1230-18
Murray Bridge (RC)89110-21
Moreton Bay (R)3456-22
Northern Areas (DC)1741-24
Wakefield (DC)97124-27
Cairns (R)2149-28
Gold Coast (C)4068-28
Mackay (R)1241-29
Adelaide (C)2454-30
Berri and Barmera (DC)3871-33
Port Stephens (A)1146-35
Yorke Peninsula (DC)4784-37
Mid Murray (DC)2775-48
Loxton Waikerie (DC)2679-53
No usual address (SA)2276-54
Clare and Gilbert Valleys (DC)59121-62
Victor Harbor (C)1680-64
Alexandrina (DC)25117-92
Copper Coast (DC)74171-97
Barossa (DC)158300-142
Light (RegC)296533-237
Gawler (T)8431,101-258
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing , 2011 (Usual Residence Data). Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.