Employment opportunities and cheaper lifestyles draw metro residents to the regions

June 5, 2023 11:03 am in by
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Mobility in Australia is at its highest point in five years, with more people in major cities opting for regional life.

The Regional Movers Index of data shows Capital-to-regional migration has risen 7.9% – with Port Lincoln exhibiting the second-strongest growth in the 12 months leading to March 2023.

Livingstone in Central Queensland had the strongest capital-to-regional growth during that period, followed by Port Lincoln and Donnybrook-Balingup in Western Australia.

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Cost of living and employment opportunities are the main drives for these moves.