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“Moving to Tassie” – a brief examination of internal migration to Tasmania


Osbaldiston, N and Denny, L and Picken, F, 'Moving to Tassie' - a brief examination of internal migration to Tasmania, Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia (2019) [Report Other]

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In the year to March 2019, Tasmania’s population showed an increase of 1.2%, driven mostly through interstate migration gains. During the 12 months, around 14,000 people moved interstate to Tasmania while around 12,000 left the State. The population increase however is tempered by the continued loss of younger people (especially 15-24 year olds). In addition to this, there is a tendency for older people to migrate into Tasmania leaving some concerns for Local Government Areas (LGAs) regarding the age profile of their population and the lasting impact of these migratory movements on issues like housing markets. Nevertheless, the data is also clear that one of the largest groups entering Tasmania from 2012 has been those between the ages of 25-29 (1,607 on average per annum). In addition to this, there is a larger number of younger children now entering the state that corresponds to migration rates of people moving in between ages 25-44 years.

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Item Type:Report Other
Keywords:migration, Tasmania, lifestyle, climate change
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Human geography not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Denny, L (Ms Lisa Denny)
ID Code:137736
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:CALE Research Institute
Deposited On:2020-03-02
Last Modified:2020-03-13

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