3412.0 - Migration, Australia, 2013-14 Quality Declaration 
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REGIONAL INTERNAL MIGRATION

Regional internal migration is the movement of people from one region to another within Australia (both interstate and intrastate). Net regional internal migration is the net gain or loss of population through this movement.

This product provides annual regional internal migration estimates based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). Datasets attached to this product provide summaries of this data for the years ending 30 June 2007 to 2014, and include data by migration type (arrivals, departures and net moves), age, sex, and various sub-state geographies.

The following commentary provides an analysis of 2013-14 data at three geographic levels: Greater Capital City Statistical Area (GCCSA), Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4) and Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3).


CAPITAL CITIES

Melbourne had the highest net internal migration gain of all Greater Capital Cities in 2013-14 (4,000 people), ahead of Brisbane (3,500) and Perth (1,500).

The Victorian capital recorded net migration gains in the 15-24 year old (5,800 people) and 25-44 year old (2,700) age groups. Most arrivals into Melbourne came from the Rest of Victoria (23,800) and Sydney (11,200).

Brisbane had net gains in the following age groups: 0-14 years (900 people); 15-24 years (3,200) and 65 years and over (310). Over half of arrivals into Brisbane came from Rest of Queensland (40,400), while Sydney and Rest of New South Wales accounted for 8,600 and 8,400 arrivals respectively.

Sydney had the highest net loss of all Greater Capital Cities in 2013-14 (-14,900 people), followed by Adelaide (-3,000). Sydney lost most people to the Rest of New South Wales (37,200) and Melbourne (11,200). Compared to other Greater Capital Cities, Sydney recorded the highest net losses across all age groups, except for 15-24 year olds, where it recorded a net gain of 1,700 people.

Graph Image for Net regional migration, Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, Australia, 2013-14

Source(s): Migration, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3412.0)



OTHER REGIONS

Melbourne - West had the highest net migration gain of all SA4s in Australia in 2013-14 (5,700 people). This area encompasses Melbourne's fastest growing suburbs such as Truganina, Tarneit, Laverton and Point Cook. Net migration gains in Melbourne - West occurred across all age groups, with the exception of people aged 65 years and over (-120). Most arrivals into Melbourne - West came from the adjoining SA4s of Melbourne - Inner (6,900 people) and Melbourne - North West (3,800).

Other SA4s to record relatively high gains in 2013-14 included Queensland's Sunshine Coast (4,500 people), Ipswich (3,100) and Gold Coast (2,600), and Perth - South West (2,700).

Sydney - Inner South West had the highest net migration loss of all SA4s in Australia in 2013-14 (-6,000 people), with net losses occurring across all age groups. Sydney - Inner South West lost most people to the neighbouring SA4s of Sydney - Parramatta (-4,000), Sydney - South West (-3,600) and Sydney - Sutherland (-3,200).

Other SA4s with relatively high net migration losses include Sydney - Parramatta (-3,900 people), Brisbane - South (-3,500) and Melbourne - Inner East (-2,900).

SA4s WITH HIGHEST NET MIGRATION GAINS AND LOSSES, BY AGE, 2013-14

AGE GROUP
0-14 years
15-24 years
25-44 years
45-64 years
65+ years
Total
National rank & SA4
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

HIGHEST NET MIGRATION GAINS

1Melbourne - West
303
1 708
3 369
405
-120
5 665
2Sunshine Coast
1 430
-694
1 855
1 826
57
4 474
3Ipswich
631
834
1 188
819
-354
3 118
4Perth - South West
420
811
1 172
343
-51
2 695
5Gold Coast
1 086
125
702
706
11
2 630

HIGHEST NET MIGRATION LOSSES

1Sydney - Inner South West
-1 886
-400
-1 922
-1 316
-448
-5 972
2Sydney - Parramatta
-1 756
237
-1 467
-981
30
-3 937
3Brisbane - South
-981
67
-1 848
-989
294
-3 457
4Melbourne - Inner East
225
-344
-1 469
-1 073
-237
-2 898
5Melbourne - Outer East
-333
-625
133
-1 502
-231
-2 558


Wyndham had the highest net migration gain of all SA3s in Australia in 2013-14 (5,700 people). It was one of a number of SA3s in Melbourne's outer suburban fringe to have comparatively high net migration growth. These included Whittlesea - Wallan (3,900), Melton - Bacchus Marsh (2,800), Casey - South and Cardinia (both 2,500) in Melbourne's north-east, west and south-east respectively.

The SA3s with the highest net losses in 2013-14 were Strathfield - Burwood - Ashfield (-3,200 people) in Sydney's inner-west, Dandenong (-2,800) in Melbourne's south-east, and Joondalup (-2,600), in Perth's northern suburbs.

SA3s WITH HIGHEST NET MIGRATION GAINS AND LOSSES, BY MIGRATION TYPE, 2013-14

National rank & SA3SA4
ARRIVALS

no.
DEPARTURES

no.
NET

no.

HIGHEST NET MIGRATION GAINS

1 WyndhamMelbourne - West
17 040
11 363
5 677
2 Whittlesea - WallanMelbourne - North East
13 168
9 249
3 919
3 GungahlinAustralian Capital Territory
8 243
5 262
2 981
4 Melton - Bacchus MarshMelbourne - West
11 311
8 528
2 783
5 WannerooPerth - North West
15 676
12 952
2 724
6 Casey - SouthMelbourne - South East
13 729
11 200
2 529
7 CardiniaMelbourne - South East
8 218
5 699
2 519
8 North LakesMoreton Bay - South
8 686
6 207
2 479
9 Ormeau - OxenfordGold Coast
13 189
10 774
2 415
10 SwanPerth - North East
11 897
9 509
2 388

HIGHEST NET MIGRATION LOSSES

1 Strathfield - Burwood - AshfieldSydney - Inner West
10 938
14 100
-3 162
2 DandenongMelbourne - South East
11 003
13 782
-2 779
3 JoondalupPerth - North West
10 467
13 024
-2 557
4 CanterburySydney - Inner South West
9 156
11 620
-2 464
5 FairfieldSydney - South West
9 345
11 745
-2 400
6 TuggeranongAustralian Capital Territory
5 218
7 450
-2 232
7 MonashMelbourne - South East
11 484
13 602
-2 118
8 Mount DruittSydney - Blacktown
6 680
8 758
-2 078
9 GoldfieldsWestern Australia - Outback
2 975
5 016
-2 041
10 Kogarah - RockdaleSydney - Inner South West
8 936
10 880
-1 944