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South Gippsland Shire

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to South Gippsland Shire (+187) was from Frankston (C), whilst the highest net loss (-74) was to Boroondara (C).

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

South Gippsland Shire'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
South Gippsland Shire
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 20118,903
Residents who had moved within South Gippsland Shire 4,245
Migration from other parts of Victoria3,813
Migration to other parts of Victoria2,830
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria983
Migration from other parts of Australia474
Migration to other parts of Australia627
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-153
Migration from other countries280
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
South Gippsland Shire
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales15713324
Victoria3,8132,830983
Queensland152214-62
South Australia2832-4
Western Australia55149-94
Tasmania61565
Northern Territory1640-24
Australian Capital Territory532

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
South Gippsland Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Boroondara (C)47121-74
Baw Baw (S)178249-71
Wellington (S)58123-65
Latrobe (C)212259-47
Cairns (R)328-25
Melbourne (C)2953-24
East Gippsland (S)4359-16
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)016-16
Moira (S)2339-16
No usual address (Vic.)1328-15

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
South Gippsland Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Frankston (C)26376+187
Casey (C)343165+178
Mornington Peninsula (S)290123+167
Yarra Ranges (S)13836+102
Bass Coast (S)487407+80
Knox (C)12852+76
Kingston (C)11443+71
Glen Eira (C)8021+59
Cardinia (S)197144+53
Greater Dandenong (C)5922+37

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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