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Migration by location

Between 2013 and 2018, the TA with the highest net migration to the Ashburton District Council (+99) was from Auckland, whilst the highest net loss (-357) was to Christchurch 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 do you usually live?' (sourced from the 2013 Census).

Top 10 TAs ranked by net gain to the area
Ashburton District Council - between 2013 and 2018
TAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Auckland291-19299
Grey District72-3933
Buller District69-3930
Waimate District99-6930
Clutha District60-3921
Palmerston North City51-3615
Hastings District36-2412
Hurunui District111-9912
South Waikato District18-99
Taupo District18-99

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Top 10 TAs ranked by net loss to the area
Ashburton District Council - between 2013 and 2018
TAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Christchurch City951-1,308-357
Selwyn District546-642-96
Tasman District57-135-78
Timaru District399-474-75
Marlborough District75-135-60
Dunedin City189-237-48
Wellington City30-72-42
Hamilton City21-48-27
Queenstown-Lakes District33-57-24
Tauranga City36-57-21

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Map of net migration by Territory
Ashburton District Council - between 2008 and 2013
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