Census shows influx of Aussies moving to Queensland

Aussies are leaving the other states in droves to move to Queensland.

The latest census data showed the sunshine state was the top destination for ‘internal migration’ across the country, with 220,000 people moving here between 2011 and 2016 – including 144,000 in the 12 months leading up to census night.

The data showed most new Queenslanders are coming from New South Wales and the Northern Territory.


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It contrasts with New South Wales and Victoria which are seeing the majority of new arrivals to their states coming from overseas.

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