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