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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region (+668) was from Logan (C), whilst the highest net loss (-1,190) was to Brisbane (C).

The age structure of people who move into and out of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Logan (C)1,434766+668
Redland (C)756407+349
Moreton Bay (R)1,9671,647+320
Gold Coast (C)1,7201,413+307
Lockyer Valley (R)1,4461,190+256
Moree Plains (A)430179+251
South Burnett (R)849663+186
Scenic Rim (R)365192+173
Mount Isa (C)356190+166
Banana (S)365222+143
Blackall Tambo (R)17574+101
Whitsunday (R)237140+97
Cassowary Coast (R)13237+95
Narrabri (A)15372+81
Alice Springs (T)11444+70
Ipswich (C)1,060992+68
Penrith (C)8221+61
Wagga Wagga (C)11458+56
North Burnett (R)209156+53
Somerset (R)363314+49
Hornsby (A)579+48
Darwin (C)168121+47
Richmond Valley (A)10054+46
Katherine (T)7025+45
Inverell (A)170126+44
Tamworth Regional (A)185141+44
Tenterfield (A)235191+44
Port Stephens (A)7937+42
Blacktown (C)6221+41
Kyogle (A)8146+35
Flinders (S)406+34
Barcaldine (R)8856+32
Byron (A)5019+31
Campaspe (S)4617+29
Sutherland Shire (A)5728+29
Liverpool (C)7348+25
Gympie (R)363339+24
Lismore (C)9470+24
Bourke (A)4825+23
Alexandrina (DC)253+22
Gosford (C)7654+22
Glen Innes Severn (A)7957+22
Carrathool (A)210+21
Shoalhaven (C)7555+20
Karratha3112+19
Roebourne (S)3112+19
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)245+19
Tweed (A)222204+18
Onkaparinga (C)5133+18
Swan Hill (RC)213+18
Murrumbidgee (A)180+18
Canning (C)3013+17
Wollondilly (A)236+17
Greater Geelong (C)5134+17
Gwydir (A)9174+17
Canterbury (C)248+16
Gunnedah (A)7660+16
Kingborough (M)259+16
Ashfield (A)216+15
East Gippsland (S)3318+15
Cloncurry (S)7964+15
Broken Hill (C)183+15
Hawkesbury (C)3217+15
Berri and Barmera (DC)194+15
Stirling (C)3824+14
Brimbank (C)2713+14
Armidale Dumaresq (A)11197+14
Palmerston (C)163149+14
Port Lincoln (C)217+14
Warrumbungle Shire (A)3421+13
Greater Taree (C)5744+13
Fairfield (C)229+13
Mount Gambier (C)186+12
Roper Gulf (S)153+12
Banyule (C)3927+12
Uralla (A)2715+12
Winton (S)3826+12
Cootamundra (A)120+12
Colac-Otway (S)120+12
Guyra (A)2513+12
Break O'Day (M)120+12
Wollongong (C)4937+12
Central Desert (S)197+12
Yorke Peninsula (DC)153+12
Griffith (C)197+12
Etheridge (S)120+12
Manly (A)153+12
Manningham (C)143+11
Knox (C)209+11
Lockhart (A)187+11
Mitchell (S)2212+10
Kogarah (C)133+10
Marrickville (A)166+10
Carnarvon (S)100+10
Bayside (C)133+10
Coonamble (A)2010+10
Horsham (RC)133+10
Parkes (A)199+10
Warrnambool (C)166+10
Hay (A)133+10
Mandurah (C)3121+10
Walgett (A)6151+10
Young (A)199+10
Victoria Park (T)133+10
Unley (C)133+10
Cessnock (C)4333+10
Cherbourg (S)189+9
Salisbury (C)4839+9
Roxby Downs (M)90+9
Cambridge (T)90+9
Shellharbour (C)2112+9
Playford (C)2112+9
Greater Hume Shire (A)178+9
Campbelltown (C)179+8
Moonee Valley (C)3325+8
Joondalup (C)4436+8
Nambucca (A)3830+8
Mildura (RC)2719+8
Parramatta (C)3527+8
Swan (C)4537+8
Wingecarribee (A)2416+8
Maroondah (C)179+8
Great Lakes (A)2215+7
Campbelltown (C)4639+7
Hinchinbrook (S)3629+7
Gannawarra (S)114+7
Auburn (C)2316+7
Cabonne (A)169+7
Monash (C)3831+7
Broome (S)1912+7
Whyalla (C)169+7
Narromine (A)1912+7
Hobsons Bay (C)1912+7
Wakool (A)126+6
Murrindindi (S)93+6
Palerang (A)2115+6
Queenscliffe (B)60+6
Aurukun (S)60+6
Coober Pedy (DC)60+6
Torres (S)2216+6
Gundagai (A)60+6
Loddon (S)60+6
South Gippsland (S)1610+6
Tea Tree Gully (C)1610+6
Northam (S)115+6
Strathfield (A)60+6
Brewarrina (A)159+6
Cook (S)1813+5
McKinlay (S)2015+5
Diamantina (S)2318+5
Blue Mountains (C)3025+5
Newcastle (C)7469+5
Central Coast (M)2924+5
Northern Areas (DC)83+5
Lithgow (C)127+5
Warringah (A)3025+5
Maribyrnong (C)149+5
Warren (A)2015+5
Hurstville (C)1510+5
Wyndham-East Kimberley (S)4541+4
Mount Remarkable (DC)73+4
Walkerville (M)73+4
Walcha (A)139+4
Dungog (A)73+4
Mitcham (C)139+4
Frankston (C)1511+4
Barcoo (S)2824+4
Deniliquin (A)129+3
Eurobodalla (A)2724+3
Carpentaria (S)2623+3
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)3027+3
Moorabool (S)129+3
Croydon (S)63+3
Murray (S)63+3
Manjimup (S)63+3
Bunbury (C)63+3
Vincent (T)63+3
Forbes (A)129+3
Tumbarumba (A)96+3
Muswellbrook (A)4542+3
Corowa Shire (A)96+3
Gilgandra (A)129+3
Kingston (C)129+3
Grant (DC)63+3
Jerilderie (A)63+3
Kempsey (A)2724+3
Leichhardt (A)1613+3
Unincorporated SA64+2
Cockburn (C)2220+2
Subiaco (C)86+2
Gosnells (C)3331+2
Greater Shepparton (C)2624+2
Longreach (R)142140+2
Gawler (T)1513+2
MacDonnell (S)86+2
Boroondara (C)108+2
Wattle Range (DC)97+2
Whitehorse (C)2321+2
Bankstown (C)2019+1
Derby-West Kimberley (S)1514+1
Greater Bendigo (C)3534+1
The Hills Shire (A)2928+1
Darebin (C)1514+1
Adelaide (C)1110+1
Belmont (C)12120
East Arnhem (S)990
Busselton (S)660
Adelaide Hills (DC)19190
Willoughby (C)990
Boulia (S)21210
Northern Grampians (S)770
George Town (M)770
Junee (A)660
Canada Bay (A)660
Central Darling (A)660
Kiama (A)660
Light (RegC)990
Woorabinda (S)660
Wentworth (A)770
West Torrens (C)990
Ararat (RC)15150
Murray (A)660
Halls Creek (S)10100
Waverley (A)1516-1
Indigo (S)1415-1
Bland (A)89-1
Towong (S)67-1
Rockdale (C)56-1
Holroyd (C)1314-1
Lane Cove (A)910-1
Mount Barker (DC)910-1
Moreland (C)1415-1
Narrandera (A)1516-1
Woollahra (A)1315-2
Kwinana (T)79-2
Mundaring (S)79-2
Naracoorte and Lucindale (DC)46-2
Kalamunda (S)68-2
Southern Midlands (M)46-2
Temora (A)46-2
Coomalie (S)911-2
Macedon Ranges (S)1012-2
Blayney (A)79-2
Launceston (C)3032-2
Bayswater (C)68-2
Bass Coast (S)1315-2
Gloucester (A)69-3
Bathurst Regional (A)3336-3
Derwent Valley (M)912-3
Nedlands (C)58-3
Victoria-Daly (S)1215-3
West Arnhem (S)36-3
Central Highlands (M)36-3
Tumut Shire (A)36-3
Richmond (S)710-3
Unincorporated NSW36-3
Dubbo (C)7781-4
Barossa (DC)1216-4
Yankalilla (DC)37-4
Alpine (S)913-4
Yarra Ranges (S)2934-5
Camden (A)2227-5
Glenorchy (C)38-5
Benalla (RC)1520-5
Cowra (A)1520-5
Hume (C)712-5
Charters Towers (R)7277-5
South Perth (C)39-6
Moyne (S)39-6
Berrigan (A)612-6
Wagait (S)06-6
Oberon (A)06-6
Lachlan (A)915-6
Kingston (DC)06-6
No usual address (Vic.)39-6
Capel (S)410-6
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)06-6
Katanning (S)06-6
Orange (C)3339-6
Surf Coast (S)39-6
Nillumbik (S)06-6
East Pilbara (S)06-6
Barkly (S)1521-6
Ballina (A)94100-6
Albany (C)916-7
Maitland (C)3340-7
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)3138-7
Sorell (M)07-7
Botany Bay (C)310-7
Clarence (C)1421-7
Melville (C)2128-7
Wodonga (RC)4855-7
Circular Head (M)411-7
West Tamar (M)1017-7
Latrobe (C)2330-7
Kentish (M)916-7
Mid-Western Regional (A)1421-7
Whittlesea (C)1018-8
West Coast (M)614-8
Burdekin (S)9199-8
Wellington (S)3644-8
Ryde (C)614-8
Dorset (M)08-8
Port Hedland (T)1826-8
North Sydney (A)1928-9
The Coorong (DC)09-9
Ku-ring-gai (A)312-9
Meander Valley (M)312-9
Greater Dandenong (C)615-9
Charles Sturt (C)615-9
Devonport (C)1221-9
Burwood (A)09-9
Hobart (C)1222-10
Upper Hunter Shire (A)1525-10
Southern Grampians (S)919-10
Geraldton-Greenough (C)616-10
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)616-10
Tablelands (R)138148-10
Litchfield (M)4555-10
Greater Geraldton616-10
Yarra (C)818-10
Mornington Peninsula (S)3747-10
Randwick (C)3848-10
No usual address (SA)011-11
Melton (S)920-11
Northern Midlands (M)921-12
Harvey (S)315-12
Bega Valley (A)921-12
Coolgardie (S)012-12
Central Highlands (R)477489-12
Weipa (T)1224-12
Cobar (A)2840-12
Huon Valley (M)1830-12
Glen Eira (C)619-13
Cardinia (S)2740-13
Wyndham (C)4659-13
Lake Macquarie (C)6679-13
Albury (C)1630-14
Murray Bridge (RC)722-15
Casey (C)3449-15
Liverpool Plains (A)2843-15
Leeton (A)016-16
Wyong (A)6682-16
Buloke (S)016-16
Wangaratta (RC)420-16
Wellington (A)319-16
No usual address (WA)623-17
Coffs Harbour (C)101118-17
Yass Valley (A)421-17
Stonnington (C)1128-17
Queanbeyan (C)4260-18
Burnie (C)1432-18
Rockingham (C)3452-18
Ashburton (S)321-18
Port Phillip (C)927-18
Singleton (A)2645-19
Wanneroo (C)2039-19
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)7089-19
Marion (C)1636-20
Bellingen (A)930-21
Moira (S)022-22
Sydney (C)4062-22
Mackay (R)465488-23
No usual address (NSW)429-25
Baw Baw (S)934-25
Ballarat (C)1641-25
Isaac (R)219245-26
Melbourne (C)1044-34
Unincorporated NT1349-36
Clarence Valley (A)127169-42
Gladstone (R)320403-83
Rockhampton (R)598682-84
Cairns (R)294383-89
Unincorporated ACT266415-149
No usual address (Qld)76241-165
Fraser Coast (R)799972-173
Townsville (C)722923-201
Bundaberg (R)596860-264
Sunshine Coast (R)1,3582,247-889
Brisbane (C)4,1415,331-1,190
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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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