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Migration by location

Between 2008 and 2013, the LGA with the highest net migration to the Masterton District (+153) was from South Wairarapa District, whilst the highest net loss (-156) was to Wellington City.

Migration, (or residential mobility), together with births and deaths are significant components of population change in New Zealand. The movement of people into, and out of an area directly influences the characteristics of the population, and the community's aspirations. Demand for services and facilities in an area will also be influenced by the characteristics of people moving in and out, and their family status (eg. with young children).

The main types of migration in New Zealand are migration to and from overseas, and migration within New Zealand. The most common form of migration is within New Zealand, and this largely involves moves between neighbouring and existing urban areas where moves are often short.

Understanding where current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where your residents are moving to indicates areas of population growth and possible strategies councils can use to retain and attract residents.

Generally, areas of new housing growth attract residents from established areas, especially young couples and families, coastal communities attract retirees and people seeking a lifestyle change, while inner city areas, and areas near universities attract young adults. These are broad general trends, while local demographic patterns also have a major impact on population movement.

The data below provides a summary of where current residents lived five years prior to the last Census.

Derived from the Census questions:

'Where does the person usually live?' and 'Where did the person usually live five years ago (on 5 March 2008)'.

Top 10 TAs ranked by net gain to the area
Masterton District - between 2008 and 2013
TAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
South Wairarapa District366-213153
Auckland City249-17772
Lower Hutt City228-17751
Upper Hutt City144-10242
Rangitikei District54-2133
Porirua City69-3930
Kapiti Coast District81-6021
Tararua District180-16515
Nelson City36-2115
Kaipara District15-312

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Top 10 TAs ranked by net loss to the area
Masterton District - between 2008 and 2013
TAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Wellington City312-468-156
Palmerston North City150-219-69
Christchurch City90-159-69
Tauranga City45-81-36
Waimakariri District9-42-33
Napier City63-93-30
Dunedin City30-57-27
New Plymouth District36-54-18
Western Bay of Plenty District18-33-15
Far North District12-24-12

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

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