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Wyong Shire

Migration by age and location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to Wyong Shire (+1,645) was from Gosford (C), whilst the highest net loss (-279) was to Gold Coast (C).

The age structure of people who move into and out of Wyong Shire 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 Wyong Shire'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
Wyong Shire - between 2006 and 2011
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Gosford (C)4,8123,167+1,645
Blacktown (C)1,281312+969
Penrith (C)827261+566
Warringah (A)610190+420
The Hills Shire (A)480142+338
Hornsby (A)626305+321
Holroyd (C)32752+275
Parramatta (C)402140+262
Liverpool (C)34587+258
Campbelltown (C)334106+228
Bankstown (C)27680+196
Fairfield (C)26369+194
Hawkesbury (C)25393+160
Ryde (C)252112+140
Sutherland Shire (A)284144+140
Blue Mountains (C)21084+126
Canterbury (C)12443+81
Pittwater (A)16484+80
Randwick (C)182104+78
Dubbo (C)13672+64
Camden (A)10946+63
Lithgow (C)9533+62
Manly (A)7816+62
Wollondilly (A)8326+57
Wingecarribee (A)9844+54
Lane Cove (A)6417+47
Rockdale (C)9853+45
Ku-ring-gai (A)14298+44
Botany Bay (C)7229+43
Marrickville (A)12280+42
Canada Bay (A)11574+41
Auburn (C)8545+40
Kogarah (C)4710+37
Leichhardt (A)7540+35
Orange (C)8550+35
Eurobodalla (A)5319+34
Hurstville (C)7041+29
Mid-Western Regional (A)10273+29
Bathurst Regional (A)11082+28
Wagga Wagga (C)7447+27
Willoughby (C)8255+27
Bundaberg (R)7953+26
Blayney (A)230+23
Albury (C)3312+21
Cowra (A)3112+19
Gunnedah (A)4122+19
Strathfield (A)2910+19
Shoalhaven (C)128110+18
Wollongong (C)122104+18
Wellington (A)2612+14
Dungog (A)239+14
Byron (A)4532+13
Southern Downs (R)163+13
Casey (C)174+13
Clarence (C)2613+13
Circular Head (M)120+12
Rockingham (C)3321+12
Gladstone (R)2715+12
Coonamble (A)219+12
Tamworth Regional (A)143131+12
Woollahra (A)3423+11
Oberon (A)209+11
Frankston (C)2110+11
Mosman (A)3121+10
Bland (A)199+10
Broken Hill (C)189+9
Gilgandra (A)90+9
Baw Baw (S)90+9
Warren (A)123+9
Glen Eira (C)90+9
Swan Hill (RC)90+9
Tablelands (R)90+9
Armadale (C)123+9
Melville (C)168+8
Parkes (A)3123+8
Hunters Hill (A)2113+8
Shellharbour (C)4033+7
Weddin (A)136+7
Tumbarumba (A)70+7
Tea Tree Gully (C)70+7
Toowoomba (R)5750+7
Brimbank (C)70+7
Knox (C)93+6
Wellington (S)60+6
Goondiwindi (R)93+6
Burdekin (S)60+6
Yorke Peninsula (DC)60+6
Onkaparinga (C)2317+6
Goomalling (S)60+6
Harvey (S)60+6
Hobart (C)126+6
Brighton (M)60+6
Walcha (A)60+6
Bayside (C)93+6
Leeton (A)2014+6
Glen Innes Severn (A)2115+6
Coolamon (A)60+6
Gympie (R)1813+5
Bass Coast (S)73+4
Bega Valley (A)3632+4
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)3835+3
East Gippsland (S)107+3
Hobsons Bay (C)63+3
Monash (C)63+3
Yarra (C)63+3
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)1512+3
Fremantle (C)63+3
Kentish (M)64+2
Narromine (A)1816+2
Waverley (A)3230+2
Warrumbungle Shire (A)4645+1
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)1514+1
Temora (A)65+1
Devonport (C)1413+1
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)1211+1
Salisbury (C)98+1
Cardinia (S)98+1
Manningham (C)660
Whitehorse (C)770
Katherine (T)660
Tenterfield (A)990
Harden (A)990
Bellingen (A)19190
Ashfield (A)2728-1
Muswellbrook (A)6263-1
Moree Plains (A)1718-1
West Tamar (M)67-1
Central Coast (M)78-1
Victor Harbor (C)67-1
Mitchell (S)1213-1
Indigo (S)46-2
Greater Shepparton (C)1012-2
Macedon Ranges (S)68-2
Wanneroo (C)1719-2
Launceston (C)1517-2
MacDonnell (S)46-2
Ballina (A)4547-2
Brewarrina (A)36-3
Cooma-Monaro (A)1922-3
Central Darling (A)36-3
Kiama (A)1013-3
Narrandera (A)36-3
Banyule (C)47-3
Gosnells (C)912-3
Bayswater (C)36-3
Bunbury (C)36-3
Canning (C)912-3
Cockburn (C)1215-3
Charles Sturt (C)710-3
Yarra Ranges (S)913-4
Banana (S)37-4
Ashburton (S)48-4
Kingborough (M)610-4
Alice Springs (T)1216-4
Queanbeyan (C)3135-4
Burwood (A)2125-4
Griffith (C)1621-5
Yass Valley (A)1217-5
Roper Gulf (S)38-5
Burnie (C)06-6
Northern Areas (DC)06-6
Greater Geraldton06-6
Geraldton-Greenough (C)06-6
Joondalup (C)2531-6
Isaac (R)06-6
Adelaide (C)06-6
Alexandrina (DC)06-6
Greater Dandenong (C)06-6
Corangamite (S)06-6
Port Phillip (C)06-6
Moorabool (S)06-6
Gwydir (A)39-6
Forbes (A)1016-6
Melbourne (C)310-7
Greater Geelong (C)1522-7
Mount Gambier (C)310-7
Kwinana (T)310-7
Belmont (C)311-8
Palmerston (C)2432-8
Logan (C)8492-8
Mount Isa (C)08-8
Kingston (C)917-8
Deniliquin (A)715-8
Junee (A)311-8
North Sydney (A)8088-8
Ballarat (C)312-9
Lachlan (A)918-9
Latrobe (C)09-9
Maroondah (C)918-9
Moira (S)09-9
Mildura (RC)09-9
West Arnhem (S)09-9
Meander Valley (M)09-9
South Burnett (R)716-9
Unincorporated SA09-9
Kalamunda (S)09-9
Central Highlands (R)616-10
Stonnington (C)414-10
Kyogle (A)010-10
Cabonne (A)717-10
Uralla (A)1121-10
Palerang (A)1121-10
Cassowary Coast (R)617-11
West Coast (M)011-11
Huon Valley (M)012-12
Moreland (C)618-12
Greater Bendigo (C)315-12
Inverell (A)2335-12
Corowa Shire (A)315-12
Greater Hume Shire (A)315-12
Tumut Shire (A)316-13
Singleton (A)6982-13
Boroondara (C)013-13
Wodonga (RC)1528-13
Scenic Rim (R)1528-13
Unincorporated NT013-13
Mandurah (C)013-13
Richmond Valley (A)1428-14
Cootamundra (A)418-14
No usual address (WA)015-15
Redland (C)4661-15
Darebin (C)520-15
Rockhampton (R)1531-16
Narrabri (A)824-16
Litchfield (M)018-18
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)203222-19
East Pilbara (S)020-20
Melton (S)020-20
Ipswich (C)4667-21
Darwin (C)2647-21
Cairns (R)7698-22
Mornington Peninsula (S)1234-22
Tweed (A)101123-22
Young (A)326-23
Moreton Bay (R)156179-23
Whitsunday (R)2751-24
Swan (C)024-24
Cessnock (C)303327-24
Armidale Dumaresq (A)2650-24
Bogan (A)025-25
Coffs Harbour (C)148174-26
No usual address (Qld)026-26
Snowy River (A)937-28
Lismore (C)2251-29
Sydney (C)192223-31
Port Hedland (T)334-31
Wyndham (C)1345-32
Lockyer Valley (R)639-33
Liverpool Plains (A)1852-34
Upper Hunter Shire (A)3065-35
Nambucca (A)4785-38
Fraser Coast (R)70108-38
Unincorporated ACT175214-39
Roebourne (S)041-41
Karratha041-41
Maitland (C)161202-41
Gloucester (A)345-42
Stirling (C)649-43
Clarence Valley (A)5599-44
Great Lakes (A)144192-48
Kempsey (A)66119-53
Townsville (C)2987-58
Sunshine Coast (R)115176-61
Mackay (R)1987-68
Port Stephens (A)202272-70
Greater Taree (C)161243-82
Brisbane (C)122226-104
No usual address (NSW)35140-105
Lake Macquarie (C)1,5021,628-126
Newcastle (C)334493-159
Gold Coast (C)276555-279
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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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