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Limestone Coast region

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the Limestone Coast region (+58) was from Logan (C), whilst the highest net loss (-144) was to Adelaide (C).

Understanding where the Limestone Coast region's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the Limestone Coast region'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 Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201120,859
Residents who had moved within the Limestone Coast region 13,225
Migration from other parts of South Australia3,437
Migration to other parts of South Australia3,805
Net Migration from other parts of South Australia-368
Migration from other parts of Australia2,791
Migration to other parts of Australia3,208
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-417
Migration from other countries1,233
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
Limestone Coast region
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales41935267
Victoria1,2951,351-56
Queensland464679-215
South Australia3,4373,805-368
Western Australia303487-184
Tasmania114116-2
Northern Territory174195-21
Australian Capital Territory2228-6

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
Limestone Coast region
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Adelaide (C)36180-144
Mitcham (C)87219-132
West Torrens (C)69169-100
Alexandrina (DC)64162-98
Marion (C)158244-86
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)80159-79
Burnside (C)43119-76
Charles Sturt (C)122192-70
Sunshine Coast (R)1887-69
Victor Harbor (C)2795-68

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
Limestone Coast region
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Logan (C)7113+58
Tumby Bay (DC)460+46
Salisbury (C)160119+41
Moira (S)340+34
Mildura (RC)6231+31
Wakefield (DC)4211+31
Albany (C)6030+30
Loxton Waikerie (DC)3911+28
The Coorong (DC)10173+28
Onkaparinga (C)335309+26

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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