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Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Rockhampton (+497) was from Central Highlands (R), whilst the highest net loss (-681) was to Brisbane (C).

The age structure of people who move into and out of Rockhampton 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 Rockhampton'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
Rockhampton - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Central Highlands (R)1,011514+497
Banana (S)534245+289
Isaac (R)395210+185
North Burnett (R)11141+70
Barcaldine (R)10639+67
Mackay (R)418358+60
Mount Isa (C)9946+53
Longreach (R)8330+53
Darwin (C)7931+48
Maranoa (R)5814+44
Tablelands (R)7036+34
Katherine (T)357+28
Greater Geelong (C)4113+28
Gladstone (R)462438+24
Somerset (R)4319+24
Casey (C)329+23
Logan (C)187165+22
Blackall Tambo (R)299+20
Western Downs (R)9880+18
Wyndham-East Kimberley (S)160+16
Launceston (C)259+16
Burdekin (S)3317+16
Hume (C)150+15
Litchfield (M)238+15
Southern Downs (R)5743+14
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)206+14
Orange (C)174+13
Dubbo (C)196+13
Greater Bendigo (C)218+13
Warrumbungle Shire (A)130+13
Moreland (C)153+12
Blacktown (C)3624+12
Campbelltown (C)164+12
Woorabinda (S)197+12
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)164+12
Northern Midlands (M)110+11
Wanneroo (C)209+11
Wollongong (C)3019+11
Frankston (C)144+10
Glen Eira (C)133+10
Latrobe (C)100+10
Cowra (A)100+10
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)100+10
Singleton (A)2212+10
Richmond Valley (A)145+9
Wagga Wagga (C)2213+9
Holroyd (C)123+9
Broken Hill (C)90+9
Auburn (C)90+9
Ballarat (C)189+9
Cassowary Coast (R)5243+9
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)2415+9
Mount Gambier (C)113+8
Burnie (C)113+8
Kingborough (M)80+8
Liverpool (C)1810+8
Penrith (C)136+7
Ryde (C)103+7
Bourke (A)70+7
Griffith (C)70+7
Flinders (S)70+7
Boulia (S)70+7
Wyong (A)2215+7
Central Goldfields (S)70+7
Roper Gulf (S)70+7
Tatiara (DC)70+7
Albany (C)70+7
McKinlay (S)103+7
Adelaide Hills (DC)60+6
Loxton Waikerie (DC)60+6
Dandaragan (S)60+6
Dardanup (S)60+6
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S)60+6
West Arnhem (S)60+6
Greater Dandenong (C)60+6
Wentworth (A)60+6
Horsham (RC)60+6
Barcoo (S)60+6
Balonne (S)93+6
Wangaratta (RC)104+6
Warrnambool (C)93+6
Gympie (R)8478+6
Greater Taree (C)1812+6
Gloucester (A)60+6
Gosford (C)93+6
Junee (A)60+6
Cobar (A)60+6
Coffs Harbour (C)1610+6
Coonamble (A)60+6
Canada Bay (A)60+6
Cessnock (C)93+6
Tamworth Regional (A)2216+6
Temora (A)60+6
Hay (A)60+6
Murray (A)60+6
Narrabri (A)94+5
Clarence Valley (A)1510+5
Hornsby (A)83+5
Wellington (S)83+5
Wyndham (C)83+5
Mundaring (S)94+5
Charles Sturt (C)94+5
Cockburn (C)106+4
Port Phillip (C)73+4
Cherbourg (S)73+4
Lismore (C)95+4
Maitland (C)1612+4
Tenterfield (A)106+4
Queanbeyan (C)106+4
Tumut Shire (A)74+3
Mid-Western Regional (A)63+3
Cook (S)129+3
Knox (C)63+3
Maroondah (C)63+3
Port Pirie City and Dists (M)63+3
Murweh (S)2421+3
Central Coast (M)97+2
Palmerston (C)2018+2
Greater Shepparton (C)64+2
Whitehorse (C)97+2
Yarra Ranges (S)97+2
Kyogle (A)64+2
Eurobodalla (A)97+2
Canterbury (C)75+2
Blue Mountains (C)1311+2
Albury (C)76+1
Guyra (A)65+1
Hawkesbury (C)87+1
Cardinia (S)76+1
Boroondara (C)770
Camden (A)990
Mosman (A)660
Alice Springs (T)22220
Barkly (S)660
Meander Valley (M)660
Rockingham (C)12120
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)660
Torres (S)660
Kwinana (T)67-1
Mandurah (C)89-1
Leichhardt (A)56-1
Armidale Dumaresq (A)1112-1
Ashfield (A)46-2
Gold Coast (C)253255-2
Glenorchy (C)1012-2
Unincorporated NT46-2
Huon Valley (M)912-3
Joondalup (C)912-3
Weipa (T)36-3
Holdfast Bay (C)36-3
Barossa (DC)36-3
Goondiwindi (R)1821-3
Mornington Peninsula (S)69-3
Ku-ring-gai (A)36-3
Newcastle (C)1922-3
The Hills Shire (A)47-3
Shellharbour (C)69-3
Inverell (A)913-4
Mildura (RC)812-4
Hobsons Bay (C)59-4
Banyule (C)610-4
Ballina (A)38-5
North Sydney (A)38-5
South Burnett (R)9499-5
Quilpie (S)39-6
Burnside (C)39-6
Clare and Gilbert Valleys (DC)06-6
Copper Coast (DC)06-6
Scenic Rim (R)3642-6
Busselton (S)06-6
South Perth (C)06-6
Murray Bridge (RC)06-6
East Pilbara (S)39-6
Broome (S)06-6
West Torrens (C)39-6
West Coast (M)06-6
Randwick (C)612-6
Warren (A)06-6
Gilgandra (A)06-6
No usual address (NSW)06-6
Glenelg (S)06-6
Northern Grampians (S)06-6
Moonee Valley (C)06-6
Melbourne (C)310-7
Bass Coast (S)07-7
Cairns (R)180187-7
Hobart (C)310-7
Monash (C)08-8
Rockdale (C)715-8
Snowy River (A)09-9
Liverpool Plains (A)09-9
Palerang (A)09-9
Gwydir (A)09-9
Bombala (A)09-9
Deniliquin (A)09-9
Melton (S)09-9
Moira (S)413-9
Hindmarsh (S)09-9
Yass Valley (A)09-9
Wodonga (RC)09-9
Victoria Park (T)09-9
Unincorporated SA09-9
Bunbury (C)09-9
Onkaparinga (C)09-9
Playford (C)615-9
Victor Harbor (C)09-9
Clarence (C)716-9
Alexandrina (DC)09-9
Canning (C)313-10
Yarra (C)010-10
Manningham (C)010-10
Port Stephens (A)010-10
Bathurst Regional (A)011-11
Stonnington (C)314-11
Gosnells (C)011-11
Harvey (S)012-12
Wingecarribee (A)012-12
Sydney (C)1123-12
Hinchinbrook (S)1831-13
Port Hedland (T)922-13
Stirling (C)317-14
Lockyer Valley (R)2741-14
Sutherland Shire (A)014-14
Shoalhaven (C)621-15
Tweed (A)1934-15
Ipswich (C)132148-16
Whitsunday (R)8299-17
Lake Macquarie (C)2038-18
Charters Towers (R)1031-21
Swan (C)325-22
Bundaberg (R)294319-25
Redland (C)79109-30
Unincorporated ACT3280-48
No usual address (Qld)1885-67
Toowoomba (R)194269-75
Fraser Coast (R)206321-115
Sunshine Coast (R)282415-133
Townsville (C)268423-155
Moreton Bay (R)268433-165
Rockhampton (R)1,5661,981-415
Brisbane (C)7561,437-681
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing , 2011 (Usual Residence Data). Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.