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Migration by location

Between 2013 and 2018, the TA with the highest net migration to the Porirua City (+1,497) was from Wellington City, whilst the highest net loss (-585) was to Kapiti Coast District.

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
Porirua City - between 2013 and 2018
TAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Wellington City3,735-2,2381,497
Lower Hutt City735-64590
Invercargill City39-1821
Ashburton District33-1518
Kawerau District15015
Waikato District48-3612
Palmerston North City192-18012
Rangitikei District39-309
Rotorua District84-786
Tasman District33-276

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
Porirua City - between 2013 and 2018
TAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Kapiti Coast District591-1,176-585
Auckland720-921-201
Horowhenua District129-318-189
Tauranga City69-183-114
Masterton District39-114-75
Christchurch City180-255-75
South Wairarapa District33-96-63
Hastings District72-126-54
Upper Hutt City306-354-48
Waimakariri District9-48-39

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
Porirua City - between 2008 and 2013
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