Where did all the people go? To Queensland, apparently.
That was one of the key findings in Census data that has just been released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Between the 2016 and 2021 Census periods, Queensland enjoyed Australia’s largest net interstate migration gain, with 107,549 more people moving to Queensland from other states than moved to other states from Queensland.
Conversely, New South Wales had a net interstate migration loss of 102,227 people.
Tasmania and the ACT were the other states/territories that experienced net internal migration gains.
During the five years before the 2021 Census, 14.3% of Australians moved interstate.
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