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Wollondilly Shire

Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Wollondilly Shire (+748) was from Campbelltown (C), whilst the highest net loss (-160) was to Wingecarribee (A).

Understanding where Wollondilly Shire's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where Wollondilly Shire'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.

Wollondilly Shire'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
Wollondilly Shire
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201112,613
Residents who had moved within Wollondilly Shire 4,192
Migration from other parts of New South Wales7,499
Migration to other parts of New South Wales5,979
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales1,520
Migration from other parts of Australia426
Migration to other parts of Australia1,085
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-659
Migration from other countries367
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
Wollondilly Shire
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales7,4995,9791,520
Victoria76160-84
Queensland210588-378
South Australia4546-1
Western Australia44116-72
Tasmania3144-13
Northern Territory1066-56
Australian Capital Territory1065-55

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
Wollondilly Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Wingecarribee (A)293453-160
Shoalhaven (C)79181-102
Gold Coast (C)32102-70
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)973-64
Wollongong (C)268331-63
Wyong (A)2683-57
Unincorporated ACT1065-55
Sydney (C)4187-46
Lake Macquarie (C)2064-44
Brisbane (C)1858-40

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
Wollondilly Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Campbelltown (C)1,392644+748
Camden (A)1,8211,373+448
Liverpool (C)604157+447
Bankstown (C)20766+141
Sutherland Shire (A)244110+134
Blacktown (C)21696+120
Fairfield (C)20184+117
Penrith (C)519420+99
Holroyd (C)7020+50
Hurstville (C)6216+46

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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