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City of Whittlesea

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Whittlesea (+3,663) was from Darebin (C), whilst the highest net loss (-316) was to Mitchell (S).

Understanding where the City of Whittlesea's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Whittlesea'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 Whittlesea'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 Whittlesea
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201155,271
Residents who had moved within the City of Whittlesea 20,315
Migration from other parts of Victoria24,026
Migration to other parts of Victoria12,867
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria11,159
Migration from other parts of Australia2,274
Migration to other parts of Australia1,767
Net Migration from other parts of Australia507
Migration from other countries8,199
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 Whittlesea
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales832490342
Victoria24,02612,86711,159
Queensland62759532
South Australia295171124
Western Australia211254-43
Tasmania102948
Northern Territory1117041
Australian Capital Territory96933

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 Whittlesea
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Mitchell (S)584900-316
Wyndham (C)231463-232
Melton (S)218422-204
Hume (C)1,6741,790-116
Macedon Ranges (S)56114-58
Bass Coast (S)2376-53
Greater Geelong (C)123174-51
Moira (S)3172-41
No usual address (Vic.)1653-37
Ballarat (C)6798-31

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.

Top 10 LGAs ranked by net gain to the area
City of Whittlesea
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Darebin (C)5,4011,738+3,663
Banyule (C)4,4891,515+2,974
Nillumbik (S)2,700730+1,970
Moreland (C)1,509587+922
Manningham (C)827288+539
Murrindindi (S)418142+276
Whitehorse (C)352168+184
Yarra (C)353184+169
Maroondah (C)23286+146
Yarra Ranges (S)22393+130

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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