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Warringah Council area

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Warringah Council area (+1,648) was from Manly (A), whilst the highest net loss (-910) was to Pittwater (A).

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

Warringah Council area'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
Warringah Council area
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201149,522
Residents who had moved within Warringah Council area 20,723
Migration from other parts of New South Wales17,388
Migration to other parts of New South Wales17,587
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales-199
Migration from other parts of Australia1,838
Migration to other parts of Australia3,914
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-2,076
Migration from other countries8,667
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
Warringah Council area
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales17,38817,587-199
Victoria466726-260
Queensland8282,059-1,231
South Australia90160-70
Western Australia192420-228
Tasmania45140-95
Northern Territory5285-33
Australian Capital Territory165324-159

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
Warringah Council area
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Pittwater (A)2,2803,190-910
Gosford (C)321924-603
Gold Coast (C)191635-444
Wyong (A)190610-420
Sunshine Coast (R)84360-276
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)47227-180
Brisbane (C)223382-159
Unincorporated ACT162321-159
Lake Macquarie (C)104250-146
Tweed (A)25156-131

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
Warringah Council area
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Manly (A)3,8682,220+1,648
North Sydney (A)1,172737+435
Willoughby (C)1,034612+422
Mosman (A)539297+242
Waverley (A)25690+166
Randwick (C)336196+140
Leichhardt (A)274150+124
Lane Cove (A)319222+97
The Hills Shire (A)412328+84
Canada Bay (A)193115+78

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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