People flee cities for regions during COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures: ABS

John Hanscombe
By John Hanscombe
Updated March 29 2022 - 5:04am, first published 3:30am
Australians moving from the city to regional areas in their tens of thousands in 2020-21 according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in March 2022. Pictures: Unsplash

Australia's capital cities lost 26,000 people in net terms in the 2020-21 financial year, a population snapshot taken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) during the first year of the pandemic reveals.

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John Hanscombe

John Hanscombe

National reporter, Australian Community Media

Four decades in the media, working in print and television. Formerly editor of the South Coast Register and Milton Ulladulla Times. Based on the South Coast of NSW.

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