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1996 census findings of interstate migration to Queensland focusing on South-East Queensland

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posted on 2017-05-05, 01:18 authored by Barker, Ross, Ward, Gary, Moore, Iain
South-East Queensland continues to be the fastest-growing region in Australia, largely because of net migration. This paper examines the contribution of net interstate migration between the 1991 and 1996 censuses to this growth. More people moved into the region in 1991-1996 than in 1986-1991 but the strong out-migration of Victorians appears to have peaked in the early 1990s. However, the authors doubt that overall levels of net migration to the area will fall significantly in the immediate future. The paper also analyses some of the characteristics of interstate migrants to South-East Queensland. People aged 35-39 form the largest age group, and clerical and service-workers the largest occupational group. These trends are even more pronounced for people who move to Brisbane. People who move to South-East Queensland are, however, less likely to be employed and more likely to be unemployed or not in the labour force than those who move to Brisbane. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s


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People and place, vol. 6, no. 4 (1998), p. 15-24. ISSN 1039-4788

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