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ABS - Regional Internal Migration Estimates (SA2) 2007-2016

This dataset presents the estimates of the internal migration statistics of Australia by Statistical Areas Level 2 (SA2) following the 2011 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). The dataset spans from the 2006-07 financial year up to the 2015-16 financial year.

Regional internal migration is the movement of people from one region to another within Australia (both interstate and intrastate). For example, it incorporates moves from a Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) to any other SA2 within the country. Net regional internal migration is the net gain or loss of population through this movement.

The ABS has developed a new series of annual regional internal migration estimates (RIME) based on the 2011 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). The Medicare and Defence data used for estimating interstate migration is now also used to estimate internal migration below the state/territory level. However, as Medicare and Defence change of address counts are supplied to the ABS by postcode a method was developed to convert these counts to SA2, the base spatial unit of the ASGS. The method used correspondences to convert to SA2, and adjustments were applied to account for known deficiencies in the Medicare and Defence data. A similar method was used to prepare RIME at the LGA level, based on 2011 boundaries.

This data is Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data (catalogue number: 3412.0) used with permission from the ABS.

For more information please visit the ABS Explanatory Notes.

Please note: RIME are not directly comparable with estimated resident populations (ERPs) because of the different methods and source data used to prepare each series. The combination of natural increase and net migration (internal and overseas) therefore may not correspond with change in ERP. AURIN has spatially enabled the original data.

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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_estimated_sa2_2007_2016
Access Level Open Access
Aggregation Level sa2
Attribute List Financial Year, Geometry, Migrant Arrivals to the Region, Migrant Departures from the Region, Net Migrants to and from the Region, Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) 2011 Code, Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) 2011 Name
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics, (2017): ABS - Regional Internal Migration Estimates (SA2) 2007-2016; 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 2017
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key sa2_main11
Type dataset
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