Measuring Global Mobility in the Sydney Region

Wed 12 June 2013

A new report showing the growth and concentration of inward migration to the Sydney region, has been released by researchers from the ANZSOG Institute for Governance at the University of Canberra.

"Beyond Borders: People Movement to Global Sydney" looks at changes in migration to Local Government Areas across the Sydney region, by both internal and international migrants. The report points to the heavy concentration of new migrants in inner-city areas as far west as Parramatta. It also shows growth in the proportions of new migrants from overseas, and declining proportions of new migrants from other parts of Australia.

These changes have been compiled to form a Global Mobility Index (or GloMo for short), which shows the City of Sydney LGA to be the most attractive area for incoming migrants from both Australia and overseas.

The report is part of ongoing research by ANZSOG's Globalisation and Cities Research Program (GCRP), and is part of an ongoing research cluster in conjunction with the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). The research has implications for the Sydney region (and Australia's other major cities) in areas such as economic competitiveness, urban planning, infrastructure provision and government policies.

A final project report, including more detailed findings of the GloMo and GCRPs earlier reports (canvassing issues such as economic competitiveness, passenger flight trends, and social change), will be made public later in the year.

For a copy of the report, please click here.

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