1307.8 - Australian Capital Territory in Focus, 2007  
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MIGRATION

Interstate migration

Net interstate migration for the ACT tends to be quite volatile, which can be attributed to its highly mobile and relatively small population. During 2006, the ACT population increased by 540 persons due to net interstate migration from other states and territories. This represents the second consecutive annual gain for the ACT from net interstate migration, after annual losses in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

5.13 Net interstate migration, ACT - Years ended 31 December
Graph: 5.13 Net interstate migration, ACT—Years ended 31 December




Overseas migration

In 2006, there were 7,500 permanent and long-term overseas arrivals to the ACT and 6,800 permanent and long-term overseas departures, resulting in a net overseas migration gain of 460 persons.

5.14 Migration, ACT - Years ended 31 December

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006(a)(b)
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Interstate migration
Arrivals
19 923
19 988
18 720
17 835
18 796
18 441
Departures
19 575
20 379
20 546
18 978
18 287
17 901
Net interstate migration
348
-391
-1 826
-1 143
509
540
Overseas migration
Arrivals
6 576
7 137
7 484
8 116
8 463
7 480
Departures
5 628
6 421
6 508
6 803
7 308
6 776
Net overseas migration(c)
835
774
729
301
674
464

(a) Net overseas migration (NOM) estimates from September quarter 2006 onwards use an improved methodology and are not comparable with NOM estimates from earlier periods.
(b) Estimates of NOM for September quarter 2006 onwards are preliminary.
(c) Includes migration adjustments.
Australian Demographic Statistics, March quarter 2007 (cat. no. 3101.0); ABS data available on request.


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