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The Hills Shire

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to The Hills Shire (+1,549) was from Parramatta (C), whilst the highest net loss (-755) was to Blacktown (C).

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

The Hills 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
The Hills Shire
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201153,367
Residents who had moved within The Hills Shire 16,290
Migration from other parts of New South Wales26,523
Migration to other parts of New South Wales25,495
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales1,028
Migration from other parts of Australia2,257
Migration to other parts of Australia4,190
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-1,933
Migration from other countries7,895
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
The Hills Shire
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales26,52325,4951,028
Victoria677846-169
Queensland8432,096-1,253
South Australia231240-9
Western Australia215453-238
Tasmania53113-60
Northern Territory564610
Australian Capital Territory182396-214

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
The Hills Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Blacktown (C)4,7185,473-755
Hawkesbury (C)6901,419-729
Gold Coast (C)122606-484
Gosford (C)234592-358
Wyong (A)142480-338
Ku-ring-gai (A)371681-310
Sydney (C)432715-283
North Sydney (A)294541-247
Brisbane (C)262487-225
Unincorporated ACT176396-220

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
The Hills Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Parramatta (C)4,3052,756+1,549
Hornsby (A)4,1132,942+1,171
Holroyd (C)1,315472+843
Ryde (C)1,355772+583
Auburn (C)589238+351
Bankstown (C)453138+315
Fairfield (C)450143+307
Liverpool (C)362146+216
Canterbury (C)26791+176
Hurstville (C)16443+121

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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