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Wyong Shire

Migration by 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).

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

Wyong 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
Wyong Shire
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201152,814
Residents who had moved within Wyong Shire 27,563
Migration from other parts of New South Wales20,004
Migration to other parts of New South Wales13,166
Net Migration from other parts of New South Wales6,838
Migration from other parts of Australia2,524
Migration to other parts of Australia3,733
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-1,209
Migration from other countries1,770
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
Wyong Shire
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales20,00413,1666,838
Victoria355513-158
Queensland1,4492,144-695
South Australia107127-20
Western Australia222438-216
Tasmania128138-10
Northern Territory82159-77
Australian Capital Territory181214-33

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
Wyong Shire
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Gold Coast (C)276555-279
Newcastle (C)334493-159
Lake Macquarie (C)1,5021,628-126
No usual address (NSW)35140-105
Brisbane (C)122226-104
Greater Taree (C)161243-82
Port Stephens (A)202272-70
Mackay (R)1987-68
Sunshine Coast (R)115176-61
Townsville (C)2987-58

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
Wyong Shire
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

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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