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2076.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2011 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/11/2012  First Issue
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MOBILITY

KEY FINDINGS

Between the 2006 and 2011 Censuses:

  • 52% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had not changed address, up from 49% between the 2001 and 2006 Censuses
  • 35% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had moved to a different address within the same state or territory, down from 37% between 2001 and 2006
  • 4% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had moved interstate, compared with 5% between 2001 and 2006.

MOBILITY PATTERNS

Information about people who changed their place of usual residence between 2006 and 2011 is restricted to people aged 5 years and over in 2011.

In 2011, about half (52%) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reported living at the same address as in the 2006 Census. Just over one-third (35%) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had moved to a different address within the same state or territory and 4% had moved to another state or territory since 2006.


MOBILITY BETWEEN 2006 AND 2011, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people(a)(b)

Graph shows 52% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reported living at the same address in 2011 as in the 2006 Census and 35% had moved to a different address within the same state or territory.


Of those Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who reported that they had moved interstate between 2006 and 2011, Queensland recorded the highest net gain (1,200), followed by Victoria (800). New South Wales and the Northern Territory recorded the greatest net losses (2,000 and 800 respectively).


NET EFFECT OF INTERSTATE MOBILITY BETWEEN 2006 AND 2011, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people(a)(b)(c)


Graph shows Queensland recorded the highest net gain of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who moved interstate between 2006 and 2011 and New South Wales recorded the greatest net loss.



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