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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Yarra (+537) was from Melbourne (C), whilst the highest net loss (-1,603) was to Darebin (C).

Understanding where the City of Yarra's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Yarra'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 City of Yarra'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
City of Yarra
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201134,538
Residents who had moved within the City of Yarra 5,905
Migration from other parts of Victoria15,756
Migration to other parts of Victoria19,277
Net Migration from other parts of Victoria-3,521
Migration from other parts of Australia5,205
Migration to other parts of Australia3,086
Net Migration from other parts of Australia2,119
Migration from other countries7,376
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
City of Yarra
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales1,7811,130651
Victoria15,75619,277-3,521
Queensland1,092702390
South Australia549255294
Western Australia878467411
Tasmania353189164
Northern Territory115121-6
Australian Capital Territory437222215

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
City of Yarra
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Darebin (C)1,0452,648-1,603
Moreland (C)9572,054-1,097
Maribyrnong (C)199686-487
Banyule (C)545911-366
Brimbank (C)195457-262
Wyndham (C)82340-258
Whittlesea (C)184353-169
Hobsons Bay (C)124268-144
Moonee Valley (C)356474-118
Glen Eira (C)356447-91

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
City of Yarra
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Melbourne (C)1,9661,429+537
Brisbane (C)587350+237
Unincorporated ACT431222+209
Monash (C)439279+160
Manningham (C)521364+157
Knox (C)240107+133
Stonnington (C)1,062936+126
Hobart (C)17572+103
Gold Coast (C)18892+96
Vincent (T)11340+73

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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