1380.0.55.009 - Perspectives on Regional Australia: Comparing Census Night and Usual Resident Populations in Local Government Areas, 2011  
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Although some of the people counted in the high Census Night ratio LGAs were international visitors, and therefore not included in any usual resident LGA, many were residents of other LGAs. More than half of the LGAs (58%) had smaller Census Night populations than the number of usual residents: this suggests that people travel from many LGAs and travel to relatively few destinations. Even in those areas with the lowest Census Night ratios, the difference between the Census Night populations and the number of usual residents was small when compared to areas with high Census Night ratios.

Tasmania had a number of LGAs with low Census Night populations, clustered mainly around the north-west. The LGA of Tasman (M) had a Census Night ratio of 94, the lowest in Australia.

Some interesting patterns were found in Western Australia, which had almost a third of the high ratio and a third of the low ratio LGAs. The low ratio LGAs were clustered around the south-west of the State.