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This FACT indicates the percentage of people who currently live in each city, who relocated from another state or territory within the 5 years until 2011, as a proportion of the city’s population. These numbers can offer insight into the attractiveness and growth of a city, as well as its liveability and affordability.
Darwin had the highest percent of people who moved from an interstate location within the five years up to 2011, with 16 percent of its inhabitants originally from another state or territory. Sydney, which has a reputation as being the most expensive Australian city, had the least number of interstaters relocating, at only 1.6 percent of its population.