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Rockhampton

Migration by 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).

Understanding where Rockhampton's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where Rockhampton'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.

Rockhampton'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
Rockhampton
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201129,677
Residents who had moved within Rockhampton 15,252
Migration from other parts of Queensland9,626
Migration to other parts of Queensland9,256
Net Migration from other parts of Queensland370
Migration from other parts of Australia2,021
Migration to other parts of Australia1,670
Net Migration from other parts of Australia351
Migration from other countries2,187
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
Rockhampton
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales922701221
Victoria398290108
Queensland9,6269,256370
South Australia132162-30
Western Australia193245-52
Tasmania1189127
Northern Territory220101119
Australian Capital Territory3880-42

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
Rockhampton
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Brisbane (C)7561,437-681
Rockhampton (R)1,5661,981-415
Moreton Bay (R)268433-165
Townsville (C)268423-155
Sunshine Coast (R)282415-133
Fraser Coast (R)206321-115
Toowoomba (R)194269-75
No usual address (Qld)1885-67
Unincorporated ACT3280-48
Redland (C)79109-30

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
Rockhampton
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
Longreach (R)8330+53
Mount Isa (C)9946+53
Darwin (C)7931+48
Maranoa (R)5814+44

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.

Net migration, Australian States and Territories
Net migration, Australian States and Territories ACT, Net migration: -42 NT, Net migration: +119 TAS, Net migration: +27 WA, Net migration: -52 SA, Net migration: -30 QLD, Net migration: +370 VIC, Net migration: +108 NSW, Net migration: +221
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Net migration loss - Top 10 LGAs
Net migration loss - Top 10 LGAs Redland (C), Net migration: -30 Unincorporated ACT, Net migration: -48 No usual address (Qld), Net migration: -67 Toowoomba (R), Net migration: -75 Fraser Coast (R), Net migration: -115 Sunshine Coast (R), Net migration: -133 Townsville (C), Net migration: -155 Moreton Bay (R), Net migration: -165 Rockhampton (R), Net migration: -415 Brisbane (C), Net migration: -681
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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