Brisbane

Results from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census show that younger Australians are more likely to move house and change their address.

The results show that one-third of young Australians aged between 20 and 29 lived in a different address in 2015 compared to 2016.

So where is everyone moving to?

Queensland recorded the highest number of people moving in from other states and territories. A total of 220,000 people moved there from interstate in the past five years. People from New South Wales and the Northern Territory were most likely to move there.

New South Wales and Victoria recorded the highest number of overseas migration, a key factor in their population growth.

Northern Territory residents were the most likely to move with 22 per cent of people aged 20-29 moving in the last year.

Western Australians were also among the most likely to move both interstate and within the state. More than 990,000 West Australians moved within the last five years. People from Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania are most likely to move to Victoria.

The two most common reasons for “twenty somethings” to move house were employment and housing affordability.