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How often do people change their place of residence? This FACT indicates the percentage of people who live in greater area of their capital city, who have had the same residency for the 5 years between 2006 and 2011. This FACT may offer an insight into how transient a population is, the proportion of renters to owners, the average age of a city, the number of students in a city (where less students would suggest a lower rate of moving house) or employment stability versus mobility, advantages and disadvantages of both types.
The city with the highest percentage of people that keep the same residency is tied between Adelaide and Canberra, at 59 percent (stability). The city in which people tend to change residence more frequently is Darwin, at 40.1 percent (mobile population).