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City of West Torrens

Migration by 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).

Understanding where the City of West Torrens's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of West Torrens'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 West Torrens'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 West Torrens
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201120,007
Residents who had moved within the City of West Torrens 3,394
Migration from other parts of South Australia9,674
Migration to other parts of South Australia10,128
Net Migration from other parts of South Australia-454
Migration from other parts of Australia1,473
Migration to other parts of Australia1,953
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-480
Migration from other countries5,094
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 West Torrens
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales375397-22
Victoria419626-207
Queensland263438-175
South Australia9,67410,128-454
Western Australia124245-121
Tasmania58526
Northern Territory17610373
Australian Capital Territory5892-34

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 West Torrens
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Charles Sturt (C)1,7662,245-479
Marion (C)1,1411,385-244
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)648879-231
Salisbury (C)351559-208
Onkaparinga (C)725892-167
Brisbane (C)71138-67
Gold Coast (C)4193-52
Playford (C)121173-52
Mount Barker (DC)79128-49
Unincorporated ACT5892-34

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 West Torrens
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

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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