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WSROC Region

Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the WSROC Region (+2,663) was from Canterbury (C), whilst the highest net loss (-2,850) was to Wyong (A).

The age structure of people who move into and out of the WSROC Region 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 WSROC Region'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
WSROC Region - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Canterbury (C)4,3221,659+2,663
Ryde (C)5,2283,330+1,898
Bankstown (C)7,2575,657+1,600
Strathfield (A)2,3901,392+998
Ashfield (A)1,850871+979
Burwood (A)1,617752+865
Rockdale (C)1,8041,342+462
Botany Bay (C)769381+388
Hurstville (C)1,295933+362
Randwick (C)1,4261,147+279
Kogarah (C)818596+222
Willoughby (C)761595+166
Marrickville (A)1,7651,658+107
Warringah (A)1,041975+66
Lane Cove (A)499443+56
Campbelltown (C)5616+40
Unley (C)6122+39
Cardinia (S)5231+21
Adelaide (C)5030+20
Darebin (C)11697+19
Marion (C)9174+17
Byron (A)8670+16
Whyalla (C)150+15
Cassowary Coast (R)3722+15
Port Lincoln (C)130+13
Wangaratta (RC)2916+13
Gwydir (A)186+12
Tatiara (DC)120+12
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)5139+12
Leeton (A)7362+11
Maribyrnong (C)10190+11
Hay (A)166+10
Southern Grampians (S)133+10
Griffith (C)164154+10
Claremont (T)90+9
Charters Towers (R)167+9
Warrnambool (C)2011+9
Coober Pedy (DC)90+9
Bassendean (T)2112+9
Subiaco (C)156+9
Wellington (S)4133+8
Mid Murray (DC)70+7
Chittering (S)60+6
Dardanup (S)60+6
Glen Innes Severn (A)3630+6
Narrabri (A)3933+6
Colac-Otway (S)60+6
Berri and Barmera (DC)148+6
Mallala (DC)60+6
Augusta-Margaret River (S)94+5
Kalamunda (S)5449+5
Burnside (C)2722+5
West Torrens (C)5247+5
Strathbogie (S)106+4
Tea Tree Gully (C)8278+4
Yankalilla (DC)73+4
Campaspe (S)96+3
Circular Head (M)107+3
Ararat (RC)63+3
Clarence (C)6057+3
Gannawarra (S)64+2
Renmark Paringa (DC)1210+2
York (S)64+2
Prospect (C)3634+2
Mosman (A)195194+1
Halls Creek (S)109+1
West Coast (M)1211+1
Central Goldfields (S)990
Derby-West Kimberley (S)12120
Mount Alexander (S)990
Bogan (A)12120
West Arnhem (S)660
Cambridge (T)18180
Murray Bridge (RC)910-1
Glenelg (S)1415-1
Wentworth (A)1617-1
Moorabool (S)1213-1
Deniliquin (A)1315-2
Devonport (C)3537-2
George Town (M)46-2
Moree Plains (A)4042-2
Murweh (S)46-2
Hepburn (S)69-3
Coolamon (A)2124-3
Holdfast Bay (C)2528-3
Mount Gambier (C)1114-3
Port Augusta (C)912-3
Cottesloe (T)36-3
Maranoa (R)36-3
Banana (S)37-4
Copper Coast (DC)37-4
Harden (A)1216-4
Central Highlands (R)1822-4
Benalla (RC)2227-5
Tenterfield (A)1419-5
Central Darling (A)611-5
Singleton (A)147152-5
Salisbury (C)143148-5
Tablelands (R)4550-5
Glen Eira (C)7075-5
Burnie (C)1621-5
No usual address (ACT)06-6
Lachlan (A)2834-6
Southern Midlands (M)39-6
Bland (A)3945-6
Victoria-Daly (S)06-6
Murray (A)06-6
Carpentaria (S)06-6
Carrathool (A)612-6
McKinlay (S)06-6
Brewarrina (A)39-6
Goondiwindi (R)39-6
Loxton Waikerie (DC)612-6
Unincorporated NSW06-6
North Burnett (R)915-6
Conargo (A)06-6
Walkerville (M)06-6
Albany (C)39-6
South Gippsland (S)310-7
Brighton (M)1320-7
Yarra (C)6471-7
Carnarvon (S)07-7
Derwent Valley (M)1421-7
Harvey (S)1320-7
Glamorgan/Spring Bay (M)311-8
Northam (S)08-8
Yarra Ranges (S)7987-8
Buloke (S)412-8
Katanning (S)412-8
Horsham (RC)1624-8
Latrobe (M)311-8
West Wimmera (S)08-8
Kellerberrin (S)09-9
Gilgandra (A)2332-9
Central Highlands (M)09-9
Unincorporated SA09-9
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S)09-9
Boorowa (A)918-9
Jerilderie (A)312-9
Anangu Pitjantjatjara (AC)09-9
Moyne (S)09-9
Gawler (T)1524-9
Mansfield (S)312-9
Coolgardie (S)817-9
Esperance (S)615-9
Walgett (A)3040-10
Walcha (A)313-10
Murrumbidgee (A)010-10
Alpine (S)1929-10
Greater Hume Shire (A)2030-10
Toodyay (S)010-10
Mosman Park (T)313-10
Surf Coast (S)718-11
Coonamble (A)2233-11
Capel (S)617-11
Tumut Shire (A)3142-11
Break O'Day (M)314-11
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)212223-11
Collie (S)315-12
Bass Coast (S)719-12
Yarriambiack (S)012-12
Bourke (A)2234-12
Golden Plains (S)821-13
Mundaring (S)1528-13
Naracoorte and Lucindale (DC)013-13
Kyogle (A)922-13
Boroondara (C)8296-14
Murray (S)014-14
Kentish (M)317-14
Manly (A)180194-14
Isaac (R)620-14
Glenorchy (C)4660-14
Warren (A)722-15
Balranald (A)318-15
Katherine (T)5570-15
Whitehorse (C)102117-15
Inverell (A)7894-16
Maroondah (C)7389-16
Murrindindi (S)824-16
No usual address (NT)016-16
Nillumbik (S)2440-16
Barossa (DC)623-17
Dorset (M)623-17
Light (RegC)017-17
Unincorporated NT1331-18
Northern Midlands (M)1533-18
Bombala (A)321-18
Guyra (A)321-18
Hinchinbrook (S)625-19
Corowa Shire (A)1231-19
Busselton (S)1636-20
Fremantle (C)1535-20
Waverley (A)390410-20
South Perth (C)2545-20
Nedlands (C)1738-21
Broken Hill (C)4263-21
Lockhart (A)628-22
Dungog (A)2749-22
Ashburton (S)325-22
Central Coast (M)1841-23
Baw Baw (S)1538-23
Alexandrina (DC)630-24
Swan Hill (RC)1237-25
Mount Isa (C)2146-25
Greater Dandenong (C)153178-25
Indigo (S)430-26
Macedon Ranges (S)1339-26
Hobart (C)6490-26
Southern Downs (R)2351-28
Launceston (C)7098-28
Mitcham (C)4068-28
Sorell (M)1644-28
East Pilbara (S)331-28
Gundagai (A)028-28
Moira (S)837-29
Melville (C)6493-29
Victoria Park (T)4069-29
Perth (C)1747-30
Kingston (C)81111-30
Temora (A)637-31
Bunbury (C)031-31
Waratah/Wynyard (M)940-31
Kingborough (M)4274-32
West Tamar (M)2860-32
Ballarat (C)5284-32
Junee (A)1547-32
Albury (C)174207-33
No usual address (Vic.)033-33
Berrigan (A)942-33
Geraldton-Greenough (C)1549-34
Broome (S)741-34
Greater Geraldton1549-34
Bayside (C)2660-34
Meander Valley (M)540-35
Kwinana (T)1652-36
Moonee Valley (C)4783-36
Western Downs (R)340-37
Upper Hunter Shire (A)5694-38
Banyule (C)101139-38
Cooma-Monaro (A)2867-39
Adelaide Hills (DC)1049-39
Weddin (A)2160-39
South Burnett (R)2564-39
Litchfield (M)2262-40
Woollahra (A)214254-40
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)3373-40
Alice Springs (T)3171-40
Manningham (C)4586-41
Palmerston (C)131172-41
Charles Sturt (C)78120-42
Greater Bendigo (C)3983-44
Moreland (C)119163-44
Mount Barker (DC)1256-44
Narromine (A)1358-45
Whitsunday (R)3277-45
Latrobe (C)1964-45
Armadale (C)3076-46
Vincent (T)2470-46
Muswellbrook (A)5298-46
Mornington Peninsula (S)56102-46
Cootamundra (A)2269-47
Forbes (A)3885-47
Stonnington (C)4896-48
Narrandera (A)352-49
Scenic Rim (R)3181-50
East Gippsland (S)1363-50
Belmont (C)2071-51
Cobar (A)657-51
Port Phillip (C)74125-51
Mitchell (S)3589-54
Armidale Dumaresq (A)104158-54
Knox (C)66120-54
Mildura (RC)68122-54
Bellingen (A)61117-56
Tumbarumba (A)460-56
No usual address (WA)359-56
Hunters Hill (A)192248-56
Uralla (A)1168-57
Monash (C)120177-57
Warrumbungle Shire (A)51108-57
Snowy River (A)4097-57
Gloucester (A)2280-58
Gunnedah (A)1977-58
Rockhampton (R)104164-60
Gympie (R)3395-62
Liverpool Plains (A)1679-63
Somerset (R)973-64
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)1680-64
Greater Geelong (C)71135-64
Melbourne (C)96161-65
Blayney (A)44110-66
Yass Valley (A)41107-66
Lismore (C)131199-68
Wellington (A)75146-71
Port Hedland (T)677-71
Huon Valley (M)1287-75
Wodonga (RC)102182-80
Bega Valley (A)102183-81
Cockburn (C)42124-82
Onkaparinga (C)83166-83
Richmond Valley (A)23107-84
Oberon (A)64150-86
Darwin (C)212300-88
No usual address (Qld)391-88
Frankston (C)90178-88
Bayswater (C)39127-88
Joondalup (C)73163-90
Toowoomba (R)162257-95
Hobsons Bay (C)52147-95
Palerang (A)52148-96
Playford (C)67165-98
Roebourne (S)7105-98
Karratha7105-98
Parkes (A)86190-104
Mandurah (C)22127-105
Young (A)48155-107
Gladstone (R)47155-108
Canning (C)48159-111
Bundaberg (R)127239-112
Lockyer Valley (R)36153-117
Swan (C)65186-121
Dubbo (C)226350-124
Cowra (A)62187-125
Nambucca (A)85210-125
Greater Shepparton (C)63195-132
Wanneroo (C)132268-136
Whittlesea (C)98236-138
Brimbank (C)148296-148
Kiama (A)110260-150
Pittwater (A)269422-153
Cabonne (A)51205-154
Gosnells (C)67225-158
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)157316-159
Mackay (R)74235-161
Ballina (A)57218-161
Hume (C)163324-161
Wagga Wagga (C)308471-163
Eurobodalla (A)217389-172
Melton (S)54227-173
Cessnock (C)150330-180
Rockingham (C)97280-183
North Sydney (A)689872-183
Kempsey (A)157355-198
Cairns (R)231429-198
Hornsby (A)3,9464,144-198
Canada Bay (A)2,4292,630-201
Tamworth Regional (A)222433-211
Stirling (C)120344-224
Queanbeyan (C)119345-226
Wingecarribee (A)281526-245
Clarence Valley (A)160407-247
Leichhardt (A)7521,021-269
Shellharbour (C)322598-276
Mid-Western Regional (A)251528-277
Maitland (C)201482-281
Redland (C)146428-282
Tweed (A)186495-309
Newcastle (C)509828-319
Sydney (C)2,7703,095-325
Wyndham (C)131473-342
Townsville (C)457800-343
Ku-ring-gai (A)7121,106-394
Casey (C)153551-398
Fraser Coast (R)100503-403
Sutherland Shire (A)1,6942,107-413
Orange (C)215640-425
Coffs Harbour (C)324797-473
No usual address (NSW)169680-511
Great Lakes (A)162676-514
Greater Taree (C)253771-518
Lithgow (C)4421,004-562
Logan (C)5351,107-572
Wollongong (C)8861,542-656
Ipswich (C)304989-685
Bathurst Regional (A)3741,076-702
Port Stephens (A)4131,172-759
Sunshine Coast (R)2521,064-812
Campbelltown (C)4,1444,972-828
Wollondilly (A)9621,833-871
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)3991,278-879
Lake Macquarie (C)6441,577-933
Shoalhaven (C)6311,714-1,083
Moreton Bay (R)4581,635-1,177
Brisbane (C)1,2162,452-1,236
Unincorporated ACT9442,384-1,440
The Hills Shire (A)11,45213,174-1,722
Gosford (C)9702,732-1,762
Gold Coast (C)7742,707-1,933
Camden (A)1,1713,247-2,076
Wyong (A)1,1433,993-2,850
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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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