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Wimmera Region

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the Wimmera Region (+48) was from Brimbank (C), whilst the highest net loss (-363) was to Ballarat (C).

Understanding where the Wimmera Region's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the Wimmera Region'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 Wimmera Region'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
Wimmera Region
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201110,932
Residents who had moved within the Wimmera Region 6,243
Migration from other parts of Victoria2,587
Migration to other parts of Victoria3,178
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria-591
Migration from other parts of Australia1,457
Migration to other parts of Australia1,494
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-37
Migration from other countries503
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
Wimmera Region
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales2392372
Victoria2,5873,178-591
Queensland38834345
South Australia535629-94
Western Australia121160-39
Tasmania832657
Northern Territory887414
Australian Capital Territory325-22

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
Wimmera Region
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Ballarat (C)175538-363
Greater Geelong (C)130273-143
Greater Bendigo (C)71198-127
Boroondara (C)975-66
Mildura (RC)83146-63
Warrnambool (C)4099-59
Melbourne (C)2078-58
Surf Coast (S)750-43
Marion (C)736-29
Colac-Otway (S)735-28

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
Wimmera Region
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Brimbank (C)557+48
Knox (C)4912+37
Yarra Ranges (S)7437+37
Gold Coast (C)7034+36
Kingston (C)4514+31
Buloke (S)10373+30
Onkaparinga (C)4718+29
Alice Springs (T)307+23
Hobsons Bay (C)3916+23
Central Goldfields (S)297+22

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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