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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/03/2005   
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Since 1991 Tasmania had recorded successive years of negative net interstate migration. However, during the year ended 31 December 2003, 13,721 people permanently left Tasmania to settle interstate, while 16,756 people from other States permanently settled in Tasmania, leading to a net gain of 3,035 persons.

In 2003, the largest number of interstate arrivals to Tasmania came from Victoria, 4,607, compared to 4,463 from New South Wales and 3,928 from Queensland. Victoria was also the most popular destination for people leaving Tasmania for interstate (4,325 persons) followed by Queensland (3,974 persons) and New South Wales (2,422 persons).


INTERSTATE MIGRATION, Tasmania

Arrivals
Departures
Net
Rate(a)

Year ended 31 December
no.
no.
no.
%

1998
11,477
15,212
-3,735
-0.8
1999
11,990
14,836
-2,846
-0.6
2000
12,422
14,955
-2,533
-0.5
2001r
12,438
14,324
-1,886
-0.4
2002p
14,560
14,677
-117
-
2003p
16,756
13,721
3,035
0.6

r figures have been revised since previous publication
p figures are preliminary and subject to revision
(a) Interstate migration as a percentage of the total estimated resident population.

Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).


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