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Whanganui District

Migration summary

2013 migration patterns across New Zealand indicate, 41.5% did not move in the 5 years, 35.8% moved, and 6.7% had moved from overseas.

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.

Looking at the level of population movement in the Whanganui District can give an indication of whether the population are sedentary and likely to be in the area for a long time (and perhaps have significant ties to the community), or transient, and likely to move on. Related topics which can be viewed to get a clearer picture of population mobility include age groups, and housing tenure.

The data below provides a summary of where current residents lived five years ago.

For comparison to this dataset, across New Zealand, the proportion of The usual resident population who did not move in the 5 year period ending March 2013 was 41.5%, while 35.8% moved within New Zealand, and 6.7% had moved from overseas. It is not possible to compare the 'Moved within the Territorial Area' category across New Zealand due to the vastly different sizes of different Territorial areas.

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)'.

Previous residential location of current residents in 2013
Whanganui District
Number%
Residents who did NOT move between 2008 and 201319,17045.5
Total residents who moved between 2008 and 201315,63337.1
Residents who had moved within the District between 2008 and 201310,02623.8
Residents who moved from another part of New Zealand (excluding Whanganui District)2,9617.0
Residents who moved from another country1,2603.0
Residents who moved from a 'not stated' area (ie. one they did not state the name of)1,3863.3
Not elsewhere included4,53010.7
No fixed address90.0
Not applicable (Persons born between 2008 and 2013)2,8086.7

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

Previous residential location of current residents in 2013
Previous residential location of current residents in 2013 Residents who did NOT move between 2008 and 2013, Whanganui District: 19,170 Total residents who moved between 2008 and 2013, Whanganui District: 15,633 Residents who had moved within the District between 2008 and 2013, Whanganui District: 10,026 Residents who moved from another part of New  Zealand  (excluding Whanganui District), Whanganui District: 2,961 Residents who moved from another country, Whanganui District: 1,260 Residents who moved from a 'not stated' area  (ie. one they did not state the name of), Whanganui District: 1,386
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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