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Millennials Moving To Regional Areas

Source: ABC News – national regional and rural correspondent Dominique Schwartz and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Mary Lloyd.

A new report assessing population trends in Australia is challenging the perception that young people in the country are itching to leave for the big smoke.

The report, “Big Movers: Population Mobility in Australia”,released today looks at population movements and data between the last two national censuses in 2011 and 2016.

It found more regionally-based millennials — people aged between 20 and 35 years old — stayed in the country and moved to other regional areas in Australia, rather than shift to capital cities, during the 2011-2016 period.

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