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City of West Torrens

Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of West Torrens (+167) was from Adelaide (C), whilst the highest net loss (-479) was to Charles Sturt (C).

The age structure of people who move into and out of the City of West Torrens is strongly influenced by the residential role and function of the area and can influence demand for particular services. For instance, inner city areas near employment, education and entertainment tend to attract many young people in their late teens and early twenties, who move out in their late twenties and thirties to start families in suburban areas. Rural areas tend to lose young people and gain older families and retirees.

Understanding the City of West Torrens's attraction to different age groups helps to plan services for the community as well as advocating with other levels of government and private enterprise to provide infrastructure, employment opportunities and facilities which may help to retain age groups which are otherwise leaving the area.

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)'.

Net gains and losses by LGA
City of West Torrens - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Adelaide (C)371204+167
Unley (C)565455+110
Port Pirie City and Dists (M)7919+60
Berri and Barmera (DC)6918+51
Holdfast Bay (C)561512+49
Alice Springs (T)6722+45
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)260222+38
Tatiara (DC)436+37
Port Augusta (C)5624+32
Port Lincoln (C)5928+31
Prospect (C)184155+29
Tea Tree Gully (C)299270+29
Yorke Peninsula (DC)6235+27
Clare and Gilbert Valleys (DC)4015+25
Broken Hill (C)3914+25
Murray Bridge (RC)4826+22
Mildura (RC)4018+22
Whyalla (C)6240+22
Renmark Paringa (DC)4018+22
Streaky Bay (DC)193+16
Darwin (C)7054+16
Naracoorte and Lucindale (DC)259+16
Wagga Wagga (C)150+15
Wentworth (A)173+14
Copper Coast (DC)6046+14
Adelaide Hills (DC)134120+14
The Coorong (DC)140+14
Mount Gambier (C)5037+13
Marrickville (A)218+13
Logan (C)186+12
Robe (DC)120+12
Roxby Downs (M)3018+12
Tumby Bay (DC)176+11
Whitsunday (R)110+11
Kingston (DC)133+10
Mitcham (C)537527+10
Goyder (DC)100+10
Auburn (C)100+10
Walkerville (M)5141+10
Southern Mallee (DC)100+10
Wudinna (DC)123+9
Hindmarsh (S)90+9
Burnside (C)268259+9
Macedon Ranges (S)80+8
Burwood (A)103+7
Lake Macquarie (C)70+7
Penrith (C)70+7
Sorell (M)70+7
West Arnhem (S)60+6
Wattle Range (DC)2014+6
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)60+6
Ashfield (A)93+6
Willoughby (C)93+6
Wellington (A)60+6
Grant (DC)60+6
Karoonda East Murray (DC)60+6
Coober Pedy (DC)60+6
Rockhampton (R)93+6
Tablelands (R)60+6
Greater Bendigo (C)149+5
Victoria-Daly (S)83+5
Launceston (C)73+4
Harvey (S)73+4
Glenelg (S)73+4
Cardinia (S)73+4
Campbelltown (C)73+4
Nillumbik (S)73+4
Toowoomba (R)96+3
Kimba (DC)63+3
Orroroo/Carrieton (DC)96+3
Hornsby (A)107+3
North Sydney (A)74+3
Woollahra (A)96+3
Ballarat (C)129+3
Parramatta (C)96+3
Darebin (C)1613+3
Horsham (RC)74+3
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)96+3
Litchfield (M)63+3
Tweed (A)64+2
Ryde (C)108+2
Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC)119+2
Franklin Harbour (DC)86+2
Campbelltown (C)201200+1
Meander Valley (M)76+1
South Perth (C)76+1
Cockburn (C)109+1
Unincorporated SA880
Broome (S)660
Mid Murray (DC)12120
Queanbeyan (C)660
Blue Mountains (C)660
Armidale Dumaresq (A)660
Tamworth Regional (A)660
Greater Geelong (C)1112-1
Ceduna (DC)1112-1
Moonee Valley (C)1213-1
Wakefield (DC)2324-1
Clarence (C)67-1
Hobart (C)78-1
Belmont (C)79-2
Moreton Bay (R)1618-2
Cassowary Coast (R)46-2
Gladstone (R)46-2
Barunga West (DC)1113-2
Light (RegC)2729-2
Mallala (DC)1315-2
Wellington (S)36-3
Singleton (A)36-3
Sutherland Shire (A)36-3
Bega Valley (A)69-3
Murray (A)36-3
Port Stephens (A)36-3
Canning (C)36-3
Perth (C)36-3
Glenorchy (C)59-4
Cleve (DC)59-4
Warrnambool (C)611-5
Leichhardt (A)38-5
Warringah (A)38-5
Palmerston (C)38-5
Gosnells (C)813-5
Esperance (S)06-6
Karratha06-6
Roebourne (S)06-6
Swan (C)39-6
Vincent (T)39-6
Port Hedland (T)06-6
Strathfield (A)06-6
Manningham (C)511-6
Greater Dandenong (C)06-6
Newcastle (C)612-6
Shoalhaven (C)06-6
Gosford (C)06-6
Bathurst Regional (A)06-6
Whittlesea (C)612-6
Knox (C)612-6
Fraser Coast (R)06-6
Mackay (R)310-7
Mornington Peninsula (S)310-7
Loxton Waikerie (DC)2431-7
Ku-ring-gai (A)310-7
Muswellbrook (A)07-7
Hobsons Bay (C)916-7
Kingston (C)613-7
Rockingham (C)613-7
Maribyrnong (C)311-8
Randwick (C)614-8
Pittwater (A)08-8
Moreland (C)2028-8
Port Phillip (C)1726-9
Yarra (C)1322-9
Redland (C)312-9
No usual address (Qld)09-9
Orange (C)09-9
Holroyd (C)09-9
Glen Eira (C)1726-9
Casey (C)1625-9
Joondalup (C)312-9
Bayswater (C)312-9
Wanneroo (C)010-10
Blacktown (C)616-10
Lane Cove (A)010-10
Canada Bay (A)010-10
Townsville (C)1424-10
Northern Areas (DC)818-10
Wodonga (RC)012-12
Whitehorse (C)921-12
Liverpool (C)315-12
Waverley (A)315-12
Brimbank (C)619-13
Ipswich (C)013-13
Monash (C)2135-14
No usual address (SA)1630-14
Melville (C)318-15
Hume (C)015-15
Yankalilla (DC)1026-16
Maroondah (C)321-18
Barossa (DC)3553-18
Gawler (T)3351-18
Melbourne (C)1736-19
Victor Harbor (C)4463-19
Sydney (C)2444-20
Wyndham (C)1232-20
Stonnington (C)931-22
Boroondara (C)1032-22
Sunshine Coast (R)933-24
Alexandrina (DC)6893-25
Cairns (R)1742-25
Stirling (C)1849-31
Unincorporated ACT5892-34
Mount Barker (DC)79128-49
Playford (C)121173-52
Gold Coast (C)4193-52
Brisbane (C)71138-67
Onkaparinga (C)725892-167
Salisbury (C)351559-208
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)648879-231
Marion (C)1,1411,385-244
Charles Sturt (C)1,7662,245-479
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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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