Population Mobility, Queensland

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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    Queensland has experienced rapid population growth during the 1980s and 1990s. Much of this growth has been due to high net interstate migration rates. Apart from predicting the scale of net interstate migration flows, the Queensland Government has an interest in identifying, measuring and dealing with the impacts of such movement, particularly in coastal communities and South East Queensland.
    Understanding the main reasons that people choose the suburbs, types of dwelling and tenancy that they do, will allow better planning to meet the housing and service needs of the population.

    PURPOSE
    The survey is intended to identify characteristics of people moving to Queensland and within Queensland, and the factors influencing their movements. The survey information will be used for the development of departmental policies, research issues, decision making, service evaluation, and future planning.
    Impacts of such movement: These impacts include population growth , demand on services and facilities, effect on the residential property market, business environment and labour force.

    SCOPE
    All persons aged 18+ who are usual residents of private dwellings (i.e. excludes visitors)

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    Aim

    • To identify characteristics of people moving to Queensland and within Queensland and the factors influencing their movements

    Target Populations
    Using Monthly Population Survey (Labour Force) to reach:
    • All persons aged 18 years and over, living in private dwellings, especially
    • Persons who have moved residence within last 3 years, and
    • Persons likely to move residence within next 3 years.

    Main outputs
    ABS Catalogue Number 3237.3 Population Mobility, Queensland
    Data Items
    • Standard labour force items
    • Dwelling tenure
    • Landlord type
    • Dwelling structure
    • Educational qualifications
    • Persons who have moved to current dwelling within last 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 Queensland, from interstate or overseas
      • For persons who have moved within Queensland, 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
    1. Existing classifications: Dwelling structure, Dwelling tenure, Landlord type, Qualifications, Age group, Sex, Marital status, Country of birth, Year of Arrival, Employment status, Status of worker, Statistical Local Arear, Part of State, Labour Force region
    2. Other classifications were developed specifically for this survey, see view below.

    Other concepts (summary)


    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Queensland

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    not applicable

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Once Only

    Frequency comments

    not applicable

    COLLECTION HISTORY
    n/a

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    Publication released 9/7/01 Cat. no. 3237.3


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    27/05/2002 11:19 AM