Aussies have fled NSW to warmer areas in Queensland and Western Australia
An Australian state has lost thousands of residents in recent months, with people appearing to be moving away to find warmer weather, new data suggests.
NSW residents are leaving their home state in droves to live elsewhere, according to new population data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The nation’s most populous state had the most people leaving. NSW interstate net migration recorded a population loss of 37,914 in the year ended 30 September 2022.
Victoria also experienced a large exodus of residents, with 15,569 fewer people residing within its state borders over the same period.
Queensland appeared to fill much of the population gap from the other states, with 46,623 people immigrating to the Sun State.
There was also an influx of people from the East moving to Western Australia, with 11,658 people arriving from the motorway.
NSW residents are migrating to warmer states in droves. ABS statistics show NSW experienced population loss of 37,914 in year ended 30 September 2022 (pictured, Sydney)
Victoria also experienced a loss in population, with 15,569 fewer people living within its state borders over the same period (Image, Melbourne).
Australia’s population grew by 1.6 percent, similar to the years leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Beidar Cho, head of ABS Demography.
“Our population was 26.1 million people as of September 30, 2022, after recording an increase of 418,500 people during the year,” Ms. Cho said.
“Migrant arrivals have returned to similar pre-pandemic levels, but departures remain lower – largely because there are fewer recently arrived temporary migrants, such as B. international students scheduled to leave.”
The natural increase in population was 114,800, with 302,900 births and 188,000 deaths recorded.
The number of deaths in Australia rose by 10.8 per cent, mainly due to Covid-19, according to the ABS.
The majority of those who left New South Wales and Victoria appear to have fled to Queensland, with 46,623 people migrating to the Sun State (pictured, The Pacific Motorway on the Gold Coast)
Australia’s population grew by 1.6 percent, similar to the years leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to ABS demographics head Beidar Cho (stock image)
There were 536,900 overseas immigrants and 233,200 emigrants, resulting in Australia’s population growing by 303,700 people through overseas migration.
Melbourne may have suffered a significant pandemic-related mass exodus, but figures released earlier this year showed it will become Australia’s largest city within a decade.
Melbourne’s population growth has been hit harder than any other major city during the pandemic, falling from 1.8 percent in 2018-10 to -1.6 percent in 2020-21.
However, the city’s population growth is about to reverse as Victoria is expected to have a population of 7.9 million by mid-2032.
According to forecasts, six million people will live in Melbourne in 2031, before rising to 6.1 million the following year.
This figure will surpass Sydney’s, however NSW will remain the most populous state. The state will grow from 8.1 million people on June 30, 2021 to 9.1 million by 2032-33.
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