Returning to Regional Australia
Australians are increasingly mobile people, and there are many different perceptions about how we move around our country and why. It is important that policy, infrastructure, services and institutions understand and are responsive to population demand and demographics.
To better understand this relationship, the Regional Australia Institute is developing a series of Talking Point papers, designed to stimulate discussion and showcase regional experience. This was empower regions to respond to the motivators and barriers to trends in population mobility.
Talking point: Returning to regional Australia looks at the influx of Australians aged 25-44 into regional areas. In fact, there are now more people in this age group migrating from metropolitan to regional areas than vice versa. Many of these are regional ‘Returners’, people who have left in their younger years but come back later in life to resettle their roots in familiar ground.