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New images have captured the stark reality for homeowners who, faced with a worsening cost-of-living crisis, have been priced out of big cities. The latest Regional Movers Index revealed migration to Australia’s regional centres was up 7.9 per cent in the first three months of the year.
The rate at which people emigrated to regional areas exceeded not only pre-pandemic levels but the Covid average, according to the data.
“From Western Australia to NSW and Queensland, the growing preference of Australians to live outside major cities is seeing regional cities like Geraldton in WA and Bathurst in NSW continue to gain population growth,” Ms Turner said.