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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
Roebourne (S)3112+19
Karratha3112+19
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)245+19
Tweed (A)222204+18
Swan Hill (RC)213+18
Onkaparinga (C)5133+18
Murrumbidgee (A)180+18
Gwydir (A)9174+17
Canning (C)3013+17
Wollondilly (A)236+17
Greater Geelong (C)5134+17
Canterbury (C)248+16
Kingborough (M)259+16
Gunnedah (A)7660+16
Broken Hill (C)183+15
Ashfield (A)216+15
Cloncurry (S)7964+15
Hawkesbury (C)3217+15
East Gippsland (S)3318+15
Berri and Barmera (DC)194+15
Stirling (C)3824+14
Brimbank (C)2713+14
Port Lincoln (C)217+14
Palmerston (C)163149+14
Armidale Dumaresq (A)11197+14
Warrumbungle Shire (A)3421+13
Fairfield (C)229+13
Greater Taree (C)5744+13
Wollongong (C)4937+12
Uralla (A)2715+12
Colac-Otway (S)120+12
Manly (A)153+12
Cootamundra (A)120+12
Banyule (C)3927+12
Yorke Peninsula (DC)153+12
Griffith (C)197+12
Roper Gulf (S)153+12
Etheridge (S)120+12
Winton (S)3826+12
Mount Gambier (C)186+12
Central Desert (S)197+12
Break O'Day (M)120+12
Guyra (A)2513+12
Manningham (C)143+11
Lockhart (A)187+11
Knox (C)209+11
Hay (A)133+10
Young (A)199+10
Cessnock (C)4333+10
Walgett (A)6151+10
Victoria Park (T)133+10
Bayside (C)133+10
Kogarah (C)133+10
Carnarvon (S)100+10
Coonamble (A)2010+10
Unley (C)133+10
Marrickville (A)166+10
Mitchell (S)2212+10
Warrnambool (C)166+10
Horsham (RC)133+10
Mandurah (C)3121+10
Parkes (A)199+10
Playford (C)2112+9
Shellharbour (C)2112+9
Roxby Downs (M)90+9
Salisbury (C)4839+9
Cherbourg (S)189+9
Cambridge (T)90+9
Greater Hume Shire (A)178+9
Maroondah (C)179+8
Wingecarribee (A)2416+8
Mildura (RC)2719+8
Joondalup (C)4436+8
Moonee Valley (C)3325+8
Swan (C)4537+8
Campbelltown (C)179+8
Nambucca (A)3830+8
Parramatta (C)3527+8
Auburn (C)2316+7
Great Lakes (A)2215+7
Campbelltown (C)4639+7
Monash (C)3831+7
Cabonne (A)169+7
Hobsons Bay (C)1912+7
Whyalla (C)169+7
Hinchinbrook (S)3629+7
Broome (S)1912+7
Gannawarra (S)114+7
Narromine (A)1912+7
Coober Pedy (DC)60+6
Loddon (S)60+6
Torres (S)2216+6
Tea Tree Gully (C)1610+6
South Gippsland (S)1610+6
Aurukun (S)60+6
Murrindindi (S)93+6
Queenscliffe (B)60+6
Wakool (A)126+6
Gundagai (A)60+6
Palerang (A)2115+6
Northam (S)115+6
Brewarrina (A)159+6
Strathfield (A)60+6
Warren (A)2015+5
Cook (S)1813+5
Diamantina (S)2318+5
Newcastle (C)7469+5
Central Coast (M)2924+5
McKinlay (S)2015+5
Maribyrnong (C)149+5
Blue Mountains (C)3025+5
Lithgow (C)127+5
Warringah (A)3025+5
Hurstville (C)1510+5
Northern Areas (DC)83+5
Wyndham-East Kimberley (S)4541+4
Walkerville (M)73+4
Walcha (A)139+4
Mount Remarkable (DC)73+4
Dungog (A)73+4
Mitcham (C)139+4
Barcoo (S)2824+4
Frankston (C)1511+4
Deniliquin (A)129+3
Eurobodalla (A)2724+3
Murray (S)63+3
Tumbarumba (A)96+3
Kingston (C)129+3
Carpentaria (S)2623+3
Croydon (S)63+3
Corowa Shire (A)96+3
Forbes (A)129+3
Gilgandra (A)129+3
Moorabool (S)129+3
Jerilderie (A)63+3
Kempsey (A)2724+3
Bunbury (C)63+3
Muswellbrook (A)4542+3
Vincent (T)63+3
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)3027+3
Grant (DC)63+3
Leichhardt (A)1613+3
Manjimup (S)63+3
MacDonnell (S)86+2
Whitehorse (C)2321+2
Wattle Range (DC)97+2
Longreach (R)142140+2
Gawler (T)1513+2
Subiaco (C)86+2
Boroondara (C)108+2
Gosnells (C)3331+2
Unincorporated SA64+2
Cockburn (C)2220+2
Greater Shepparton (C)2624+2
The Hills Shire (A)2928+1
Bankstown (C)2019+1
Greater Bendigo (C)3534+1
Adelaide (C)1110+1
Darebin (C)1514+1
Derby-West Kimberley (S)1514+1
Halls Creek (S)10100
George Town (M)770
Light (RegC)990
Central Darling (A)660
Busselton (S)660
Canada Bay (A)660
Woorabinda (S)660
Belmont (C)12120
Ararat (RC)15150
Willoughby (C)990
Junee (A)660
Boulia (S)21210
Northern Grampians (S)770
West Torrens (C)990
Wentworth (A)770
Adelaide Hills (DC)19190
Murray (A)660
Kiama (A)660
East Arnhem (S)990
Holroyd (C)1314-1
Mount Barker (DC)910-1
Narrandera (A)1516-1
Bland (A)89-1
Lane Cove (A)910-1
Waverley (A)1516-1
Indigo (S)1415-1
Rockdale (C)56-1
Towong (S)67-1
Moreland (C)1415-1
Kalamunda (S)68-2
Kwinana (T)79-2
Bass Coast (S)1315-2
Naracoorte and Lucindale (DC)46-2
Mundaring (S)79-2
Temora (A)46-2
Woollahra (A)1315-2
Launceston (C)3032-2
Coomalie (S)911-2
Macedon Ranges (S)1012-2
Bayswater (C)68-2
Southern Midlands (M)46-2
Blayney (A)79-2
Nedlands (C)58-3
Gloucester (A)69-3
Derwent Valley (M)912-3
Victoria-Daly (S)1215-3
Richmond (S)710-3
West Arnhem (S)36-3
Unincorporated NSW36-3
Bathurst Regional (A)3336-3
Central Highlands (M)36-3
Tumut Shire (A)36-3
Barossa (DC)1216-4
Alpine (S)913-4
Dubbo (C)7781-4
Yankalilla (DC)37-4
Camden (A)2227-5
Glenorchy (C)38-5
Cowra (A)1520-5
Charters Towers (R)7277-5
Benalla (RC)1520-5
Hume (C)712-5
Yarra Ranges (S)2934-5
No usual address (Vic.)39-6
Berrigan (A)612-6
Surf Coast (S)39-6
South Perth (C)39-6
Wagait (S)06-6
Moyne (S)39-6
Orange (C)3339-6
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)06-6
Lachlan (A)915-6
Ballina (A)94100-6
Oberon (A)06-6
Capel (S)410-6
Nillumbik (S)06-6
Katanning (S)06-6
Barkly (S)1521-6
East Pilbara (S)06-6
Kingston (DC)06-6
Sorell (M)07-7
West Tamar (M)1017-7
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)3138-7
Maitland (C)3340-7
Botany Bay (C)310-7
Latrobe (C)2330-7
Mid-Western Regional (A)1421-7
Wodonga (RC)4855-7
Circular Head (M)411-7
Melville (C)2128-7
Kentish (M)916-7
Clarence (C)1421-7
Albany (C)916-7
Whittlesea (C)1018-8
Dorset (M)08-8
Ryde (C)614-8
Wellington (S)3644-8
Port Hedland (T)1826-8
Burdekin (S)9199-8
West Coast (M)614-8
Burwood (A)09-9
Meander Valley (M)312-9
Devonport (C)1221-9
Ku-ring-gai (A)312-9
Greater Dandenong (C)615-9
North Sydney (A)1928-9
Charles Sturt (C)615-9
The Coorong (DC)09-9
Geraldton-Greenough (C)616-10
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)616-10
Hobart (C)1222-10
Mornington Peninsula (S)3747-10
Upper Hunter Shire (A)1525-10
Tablelands (R)138148-10
Litchfield (M)4555-10
Greater Geraldton616-10
Randwick (C)3848-10
Yarra (C)818-10
Southern Grampians (S)919-10
Melton (S)920-11
No usual address (SA)011-11
Huon Valley (M)1830-12
Northern Midlands (M)921-12
Cobar (A)2840-12
Coolgardie (S)012-12
Weipa (T)1224-12
Harvey (S)315-12
Central Highlands (R)477489-12
Bega Valley (A)921-12
Wyndham (C)4659-13
Lake Macquarie (C)6679-13
Cardinia (S)2740-13
Glen Eira (C)619-13
Albury (C)1630-14
Casey (C)3449-15
Liverpool Plains (A)2843-15
Murray Bridge (RC)722-15
Wellington (A)319-16
Wyong (A)6682-16
Buloke (S)016-16
Wangaratta (RC)420-16
Leeton (A)016-16
Stonnington (C)1128-17
No usual address (WA)623-17
Yass Valley (A)421-17
Coffs Harbour (C)101118-17
Ashburton (S)321-18
Rockingham (C)3452-18
Burnie (C)1432-18
Queanbeyan (C)4260-18
Port Phillip (C)927-18
Wanneroo (C)2039-19
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)7089-19
Singleton (A)2645-19
Marion (C)1636-20
Bellingen (A)930-21
Sydney (C)4062-22
Moira (S)022-22
Mackay (R)465488-23
Ballarat (C)1641-25
No usual address (NSW)429-25
Baw Baw (S)934-25
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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