Internal migration

Journal article

Understanding the motivations for return migration in Australia

Return migration is often overlooked by traditional analyses of internal migration. Why people return has received even less scrutiny. Relatively few migrants make a return move, so there is clearly something noteworthy about these people and their circumstances that trigger such a move. This paper...

National population plan for regional Australia

This plan delivers five key recommendations to better balance Australia's population growth – taking pressure off capital cities and presenting great benefits to the rest of the country.

Agent-based modelling of residential mobility, housing choice and regeneration

Dynamics in the housing market can be simulated using agent-based modelling. Focusing on the theme of urban regeneration, we present a housing market model framework which explores the causal relationships that occur in this market.
Journal article

Urban influence and population change in New Zealand

Looks at the relationship between the degree of urban influence and population change in New Zealand.
Journal article

Declining towns and rapidly growing cities in New Zealand: developing an empirically-based model that can inform policy

Focuses on the role of migration in determining the relative ‘fortunes’ of New Zealand’s regions.

Factors associated with internal migration for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Nicholas Biddle and Boyd Hunter examine patterns of migration and factors associated with both the decision to move and the choice of destination. The results suggest that Indigenous Australians are less responsive to local economic factors than other Australians, and social and cultural factors appear...

Spatial mobility among Indigenous Australians: patterns and determinants

Using recent census data, Yohannes Kinfu finds that compared to the general population, Indigenous Australians are highly mobile and largely engaged in short rather than long distance migration.