Brisbane has become the leading capital city for internal migration, netting its highest numbers in a decade.
Latest ABS gures saw Brisbane record the highest internal migration net gain of all capital cities (10,149 people) in FY2016, while Sydney lost double that number (-23,176). House prices are assumed to have something to do with these trends.
Brisbane’s net gain was higher than that of Melbourne (8,300) and Hobart (400), while other capitals to log net losses included Adelaide (-6,100), Perth (-3,300), Darwin (-1,200) and Canberra (-180).
Brisbane’s north had the strongest net gain of all local government areas in the country – the Moreton Bay LGA gained 6,264, followed by the Gold Coast (6,247) and the Sunshine Coast (6,200).
Brisbane’s largest interstate source of migrants was Sydney (9,900) in FY2016, as well as 9,200 people from the rest of NSW.