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Migration by 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).

Understanding where the City of Playford's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Playford'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 City of Playford'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
City of Playford
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201128,333
Residents who had moved within the City of Playford 10,954
Migration from other parts of South Australia12,601
Migration to other parts of South Australia9,877
Net Migration from other parts of South Australia2,724
Migration from other parts of Australia2,359
Migration to other parts of Australia2,056
Net Migration from other parts of Australia303
Migration from other countries1,823
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
City of Playford
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales631375256
Victoria415428-13
Queensland552640-88
South Australia12,6019,8772,724
Western Australia234252-18
Tasmania12810127
Northern Territory313183130
Australian Capital Territory86779

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
City of Playford
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Gawler (T)8431,101-258
Light (RegC)296533-237
Barossa (DC)158300-142
Copper Coast (DC)74171-97
Alexandrina (DC)25117-92
Victor Harbor (C)1680-64
Clare and Gilbert Valleys (DC)59121-62
No usual address (SA)2276-54
Loxton Waikerie (DC)2679-53
Mid Murray (DC)2775-48

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
City of Playford
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

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.