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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale (+841) was from Armadale (C), whilst the highest net loss (-51) was to Mandurah (C).

Understanding where the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20117,361
Residents who had moved within the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 1,294
Migration from other parts of Western Australia5,221
Migration to other parts of Western Australia2,513
Net Migration from other parts of Western Australia2,708
Migration from other parts of Australia318
Migration to other parts of Australia316
Net Migration from other parts of Australia2
Migration from other countries457
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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales1145757
Victoria6799-32
Queensland6485-21
South Australia311813
Western Australia5,2212,5132,708
Tasmania2034-14
Northern Territory19172
Australian Capital Territory36-3

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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Mandurah (C)52103-51
Busselton (S)828-20
Donnybrook-Balingup (S)523-18
Denmark (S)017-17
Murray (S)3855-17
Broomehill-Tambellup (S)012-12
York (S)012-12
Augusta-Margaret River (S)415-11
East Pilbara (S)1526-11
Cairns (R)616-10

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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Armadale (C)1,432591+841
Gosnells (C)934196+738
Canning (C)30566+239
Cockburn (C)362148+214
Kwinana (T)228102+126
Rockingham (C)461347+114
Melville (C)13450+84
Kalamunda (S)11636+80
Stirling (C)9148+43
Swan (C)8545+40

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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