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Tamworth Regional Council

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Tamworth Regional Council (+191) was from Gunnedah (A), whilst the highest net loss (-247) was to Newcastle (C).

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

Tamworth Regional Council'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
Tamworth Regional Council
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201120,143
Residents who had moved within Tamworth Regional Council 11,003
Migration from other parts of New South Wales6,690
Migration to other parts of New South Wales4,969
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales1,721
Migration from other parts of Australia1,655
Migration to other parts of Australia2,051
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-393
Migration from other countries492
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
Tamworth Regional Council
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales6,6904,9691,721
Victoria180228-48
Queensland1,0781,410-332
South Australia69609
Western Australia107117-10
Tasmania3943-4
Northern Territory917120
Australian Capital Territory91119-28

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
Tamworth Regional Council
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Newcastle (C)197444-247
Moreton Bay (R)75177-102
Coffs Harbour (C)130230-100
Gold Coast (C)134233-99
Brisbane (C)167240-73
Toowoomba (R)66131-65
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)134196-62
Armidale Dumaresq (A)196254-58
Randwick (C)3878-40
Maitland (C)102140-38

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
Tamworth Regional Council
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Gunnedah (A)335144+191
Liverpool Plains (A)356188+168
Moree Plains (A)17954+125
Narrabri (A)19385+108
Upper Hunter Shire (A)12634+92
Walgett (A)9735+62
Hawkesbury (C)8022+58
Dubbo (C)10149+52
Warrumbungle Shire (A)9341+52
Gosford (C)10656+50

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: -28 NT, Net migration: +20 TAS, Net migration: -4 WA, Net migration: -10 SA, Net migration: +9 QLD, Net migration: -332 VIC, Net migration: -48 NSW, Net migration: +1,721
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 Maitland (C), Net migration: -38 Randwick (C), Net migration: -40 Armidale Dumaresq (A), Net migration: -58 Port Macquarie-Hastings (A), Net migration: -62 Toowoomba (R), Net migration: -65 Brisbane (C), Net migration: -73 Gold Coast (C), Net migration: -99 Coffs Harbour (C), Net migration: -100 Moreton Bay (R), Net migration: -102 Newcastle (C), Net migration: -247
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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