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Regional Movers Index




Since the March 2020 quarter, an increasing number of people have departed capital cities for regional areas, driving
an increasing share of all internal movements (up by 0.7 percentage points) over the past year.
Meanwhile, regional people have been staying in place, accounting for a declining share of total internal movements
(down by 0.2 percentage points over the year).
This has led to an increase in net migration into regional areas

In the March 2021 quarter, the Queensland municipalities of Noosa and Southern Downs saw the largest growth in inward migration from capitals among all LGAs.
This was followed by Port Macquarie-Hastings in New South Wales and Launceston in Tasmania. Fraser Coast in QLD locked in 3 of the top 5 growth areas for Queensland

The Regional Movers Index presents a fresh analysis of movements between Australia’s regions and capital cities.
The Index is a partnership between the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), joining forces to better inform decision making to support the regionalisation of our nation.

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