Population Mobility, Victoria

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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW

    Understanding why people are moving away from regional areas, or motivations to consider moving to regional areas will be valuable in working out mechanisms to attract people to regional areas or stop them from leaving. A better understanding of the linkages between employment and mobility, as well as an understanding of what could work to attract people to regional areas will assist the government in developing strategies to attract people to work in these areas. Meeting the housing and service needs of the population is also an important issue. Understanding the main reasons that people choose the suburbs and houses that they do will allow better planning.Understanding why people are moving away from regional areas, or motivations to consider moving to regional areas will be valuable in working out mechanisms to attract people to regional areas or stop them from leaving. A better understanding of the linkages between employment and mobility, as well as an understanding of what could work to attract people to regional areas will assist the government in developing strategies to attract people to work in these areas. Meeting the housing and service needs of the population is also an important issue. Understanding the main reasons that people choose the suburbs and houses that they do will allow better planning.

    PURPOSE

    The survey is intended to identify characteristics of people moving to Victoria and within Victoria and the factors influencing their movements.The survey is intended to identify characteristics of people moving to Victoria and within Victoria and the factors influencing their movements.

    SCOPE

    The survey collects information by personal interview from usual residents of private dwellings in urban and rural areas of Victoria. Private dwellings are houses, flats, home units, caravans, garages, tents and other structures that are used as places of residence at the time of interview. Long-stay caravan parks are also included. These are distinct from special dwellings which include hotels, boarding schools, boarding houses and institutions. Residents of special dwellings are excluded. Visitors to private dwellings selected for the survey are excluded.

    The survey also excludes households which contain members of non-Australian defence forces stationed in Australia and diplomatic personnel of overseas governments.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework

    The in-scope population is civilians aged 15 years and over usually resident in private dwellings in Victoria. This population is classified into "movers" (people who changed their usual residential address during the previous three years (between 12 October 1996 and 11 October 1999)) and "non-movers" (all other in-scope people). "Movers" are further classified according to their residential address prior to their most recent move - "Overseas", "Interstate" or "Within Victoria".The in-scope population is civilians aged 15 years and over usually resident in private dwellings in Victoria. This population is classified into "movers" (people who changed their usual residential address during the previous three years (between 12 October 1996 and 11 October 1999)) and "non-movers" (all other in-scope people). "Movers" are further classified according to their residential address prior to their most recent move - "Overseas", "Interstate" or "Within Victoria".

    Main outputs

    Population Mobility, Victoria. (ABS Cat. No. 3237.2)

    Data Items

    Standard labour force items

    • Dwelling tenure
    • Landlord type
    • Dwelling structure
    • Educational qualifications

    Persons who have moved to current dwelling within previous 3 years

    • Main reason for move
    • Whether employment was a consideration in the decision to move
    • Main reason this suburb, town or locality chosen
    • Main reason this house/flat chosen
    • Whether yard size influenced choice of dwelling
    • Structure of previous dwelling
    • Tenure of previous dwelling
    • Previous landlord type
    • Whether move was within Victoria, from interstate or overseas
    • For persons who have moved from overseas have they visited or visited or lived in Victoria before
    • For persons who have moved within Victoria, what was the distance moved
    • Whether household moved together

    Persons who are likely to move within next 3 years

    • Main reason likely to move
    • Where likely to move to
    • When likely to move
    • Likely dwelling tenure and landlord type
    • Whether household will move togetherPopulation Mobility, Victoria. (ABS Cat. No. 3237.2)

    Data Items

    Standard labour force items

    • Dwelling tenure
    • Landlord type
    • Dwelling structure
    • Educational qualifications

    Persons who have moved to current dwelling within previous 3 years

    • Main reason for move
    • Whether employment was a consideration in the decision to move
    • Main reason this suburb, town or locality chosen
    • Main reason this house/flat chosen
    • Whether yard size influenced choice of dwelling
    • Structure of previous dwelling
    • Tenure of previous dwelling
    • Previous landlord type
    • Whether move was within Victoria, from interstate or overseas
    • For persons who have moved from overseas have they visited or visited or lived in Victoria before
    • For persons who have moved within Victoria, what was the distance moved
    • Whether household moved together

    Persons who are likely to move within next 3 years

    • Main reason likely to move
    • Where likely to move to
    • When likely to move
    • Likely dwelling tenure and landlord type
    • Whether household will move together

    Classifications

    ABS standard classifications were used for items describing standard demographic, socio-economic, education, labour force, housing, etc characteristics.

    A classification developed specifically for this survey is "mover" (changed usual residence in the past 3 years) or "non-mover".ABS standard classifications were used for items describing standard demographic, socio-economic, education, labour force, housing, etc characteristics.

    A classification developed specifically for this survey is "mover" (changed usual residence in the past 3 years) or "non-mover".

    Other concepts (summary)

    NilNil

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Victoria
    Major Statistical Region

    Comments and/or Other Regions

    Not applicable

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Once Only

    Frequency comments

    Nil

    COLLECTION HISTORY

    This survey has been conducted once only, for October 1999.This survey has been conducted once only, for October 1999.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments

    Once off survey as part of the Victorian State Supplementary Survey . Results published in "Population Mobility, Victoria" (ABS Cat. No. 3237.2) in March 2000.Once off survey as part of the Victorian State Supplementary Survey . Results published in "Population Mobility, Victoria" (ABS Cat. No. 3237.2) in March 2000.


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    10/05/2002 12:26 PM