1345.4 - SA Stats, Jun 2011  
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28 June 2011
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)

South Australians continue to migrate to eastern states

Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales were the top three interstate migration destinations for South Australians, according to the June edition of SA Stats (cat. no. 1345.4) released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

More residents are moving from South Australia interstate than are arriving, with a net loss of 3,000 people between June 2009 and June 2010. The highest number of people leaving South Australia were in the 25-29 year age group, with a net loss of 700, followed by the 20-24 year age group with a net loss of 500.

South Australia was one of four states and territories to experience net interstate loss in 2009-10, along with New South Wales, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. Queensland recorded the highest net interstate migration gain in 2009-10 with an extra 9,600 people calling Queensland home.

Despite a net loss of interstate migration, the estimated resident population (ERP) of South Australia grew by 20,100 (1.2%) to 1,644,600 between June 2009 and June 2010. This population growth was driven primarily by net overseas migration of 15,400 people, with the remainder of the growth of 7,700 people due to natural increase (births minus deaths).

The full article on South Australian Migration 2009-10 can be found in the June edition of SA Stats (cat. no. 1345.4).

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