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ABS - Net Internal and Overseas Migration Estimates - by Age (GCCSA) 2017-2020

This dataset presents the estimates of the internal and overseas migration statistics of Australia by age by Greater Capital City Statistical Area (GCCSA) following the 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). The dataset spans from the 2016-17 financial year up to the 2019-20 financial year.

Overseas migration is the movement of people from overseas to Australia's sub-state areas and vice-versa. It cannot be directly measured and is estimated by breaking down overseas migrant arrivals and departures at the state level to sub-state areas, using information from the most recent Census. The state-level overseas migration data is sourced from Department of Home Affairs processing systems, visa information, and incoming passenger cards, and is published in National, state and territory population.

Internal migration is the movement of people across a specified boundary within Australia involving a change in place of usual residence. It cannot be directly measured and is instead estimated using administrative data. The movement of people between and within Australia's states and territories cannot be directly measured and is estimated using administrative data. Internal migration is estimated based on a combination of Census data (usual address one year ago), Medicare change of address data (provided by Services Australia), and Department of Defence records (for military personnel only).

The Medicare source data is assigned to a state or territory and GCCSA for a person's departure and arrival locations, based on the postcodes of their residential addresses as registered with Medicare. Postcodes are assigned wholly to a state/territory and GCCSA based on best fit. Where a postcode is split across areas, it is assigned to the area that contains the majority of that postcode's population.

For more information please visit the Regional population methodology.

AURIN has spatially enabled the original data.

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Field Value
Source https://adp.aurin.org.au/geoserver/wfs
Last Updated June 28, 2022, 04:37 (UTC)
Created June 28, 2022, 04:37 (UTC)
ADP ID datasource-AU_Govt_ABS-UoM_AURIN_DB_3:abs_regional_internal_migration_by_age_gccsa_2017_2020
Access Level Open Access
Aggregation Level gccsa_2016
Attribute List 0 - 14 Age Group, 15 - 24 Age Group, 25 - 44 Age Group, 45 - 64 Age Group, 65 and Over Age Group, All Ages Group, Financial Year, GCCSA Code 2016, GCCSA Name 2016, Geometry, Migration Type
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics, (2021): ABS - Net Internal and Overseas Migration Estimates - by Age (GCCSA) 2017-2020; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key gccsa_code_2016
Type dataset
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