Queensland the most popular state for interstate movers

Queensland is the most popular destination for people moving from other states, according to the latest population figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

ABS Demography Director Anthony Grubb said that in the year ended 31 March 2018, Queensland recorded a net interstate migration gain of 24,000 people, Victoria was the next most popular state, with a net gain of 15,100 people. 

"During the previous four years, Queensland came second to Victoria in terms of net interstate movement, so these states have swapped," said Mr Grubb.

"Before that, Queensland was the biggest gainer for 20 years, excepting a brief period in 2011 when Western Australia overtook it.


Read the full release at http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/MediaReleasesByCatalogue/CA1999BAEAA1A86ACA25765100098A47?OpenDocument


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