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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Unley (+60) was from Adelaide (C), whilst the highest net loss (-287) was to Mitcham (C).

Understanding where the City of Unley's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Unley'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 City of Unley'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
City of Unley
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201113,731
Residents who had moved within the City of Unley 2,373
Migration from other parts of South Australia6,909
Migration to other parts of South Australia7,358
Net Migration from other parts of South Australia-449
Migration from other parts of Australia1,593
Migration to other parts of Australia1,950
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-357
Migration from other countries2,627
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
City of Unley
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales436457-21
Victoria534688-154
Queensland235367-132
South Australia6,9097,358-449
Western Australia140214-74
Tasmania2643-17
Northern Territory1288147
Australian Capital Territory94100-6

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
City of Unley
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Mitcham (C)1,1621,449-287
Marion (C)444580-136
West Torrens (C)455565-110
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)240324-84
Brisbane (C)83155-72
Campbelltown (C)158229-71
Mount Barker (DC)117180-63
Gold Coast (C)2577-52
Yarra (C)2568-43
Burnside (C)798839-41

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
City of Unley
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Adelaide (C)389329+60
Tea Tree Gully (C)174124+50
Murray Bridge (RC)4815+33
Holdfast Bay (C)257225+32
Leichhardt (A)297+22
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)423402+21
Whyalla (C)3615+21
Palmerston (C)190+19
Port Pirie City and Dists (M)256+19
Darwin (C)6446+18

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.