Migration, labour demand, housing markets and the drought in regional Australia

Research paper No. 49

Appendix A: Gross migration flows across drought categories (total population)

Table A1. Gross migration flows between 1996 and 2001, by 1993-96 drought categories, 2001 population aged over 5 years
1996 residence 2001 residence
Agricultural areas Non-agricultural areas
Drought (%) Below average (%) Non-drought (%) Non-metropolitan (%) Metropolitan (%)
Agricultural areas
Drought 78.1 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.1
Below average 5.6 80.4 1.8 2.2 1.0
Non-drought 1.0 2.0 83.6 2.1 0.8
Non-agricultural areas
Non-metropolitan 10.7 9.9 8.6 84.9 5.9
Metropolitan 4.6 7.2 5.9 10.6 92.3
Total (% of 2001 population) 100.0 99.9 100.0 100.0 100.1
Total (number) 72,593 978,916 979,433 5,250,148 8,612,181

Note: Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

Table A2. Gross migration flows between 1996 and 2001, by 2003-06 drought categories, 2001 population aged over 5 years
1996 residence 2001 residence
Agricultural areas Non-agricultural areas
Drought (%) Below average (%) Non-drought (%) Non-metropolitan (%) Metropolitan (%)
Agricultural areas
Drought 74.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.1
Below average 4.9 82.3 3.9 3.1 1.2
Non-drought 1.1 1.4 81.3 1.1 0.5
Non-agricultural areas
Non-metropolitan 11.3 9.4 8.5 84.9 5.9
Metropolitan 8.4 6.5 6.1 10.6 92.3
Total (% of 2001 population) 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total (number) 143,549 1,371,471 515,922 5,250,148 8,612,181
Table A3. Gross migration flows between 2001 and 2006, by 1993-96 drought categories, 2006 population aged over 5 years
2001 residence 2006 residence
Agricultural areas Non-agricultural areas
Drought (%) Below average (%) Non-drought (%) Non-metropolitan (%) Metropolitan (%)
Agricultural areas
Drought 77.3 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.0
Below average 5.6 78.5 2.0 2.1 0.8
Non-drought 1.3 2.2 81.9 1.9 0.6
Non-agricultural areas
Non-metropolitan 11.6 11.0 9.3 85.5 5.3
Metropolitan 4.3 7.9 6.8 10.3 93.2
Total (% of 2001 population) 100.1 100.0 100.1 100.0 99.9
Total (number) 70,297 987,828 979,182 5,467,698 8,759,612

Note: Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

Next: Appendix B: Gross migration flows across drought categories (all workers in the agricultural industry)

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