Analysed by Propertyology, the interstate migration figures indicate to head of research Simon Pressley that interstate migration is a trend that is likely to continue for years to come as people look for affordable property.
“The Great Australian Dream is alive and well and the latest data proves that people are prepared to uproot and move to make that dream a reality,” Mr Pressley said.
“The big winners are affordable locations within our capital cities with thousands moving either intra- or interstate to get a foot on the property ladder.
“Affordability will continue to be the deciding factor for buyers in the years ahead, which augurs well for many of these outer-ring locations.”
Here’s the movements in some of the biggest markets around the country:
The biggest movements for the greater Brisbane area were Moreton Bay with 5,110 arrivals and a median house price of $455,000, Ipswich with 2,332 arrivals and a median house price of $345,000 and Redlands with 1,237 arrivals and a median house price of $531,000.
Mr Pressley pointed out that the state of Queensland was currently undergoing an interstate migration boom, seeing over 17,000 residents in a single year.
“Greater Brisbane is made up of only five city councils, all of which were beneficiaries of positive internal migration last year,” he said.
“Once again it seems that affordability was a key driver with the more expensive metropolitan Brisbane attracting the smallest portion of interstate migration while Moreton Bay welcomed the lion’s share.
“In fact, its population of about 440,000 people is expected to grow by a staggering 200,000 in the next 20 years — and its affordability is a big part of the reason why.”