This is Australia’s most popular capital city to move to: ABS

first_imgBrisbane saw its highest net internal migration numbers in a decade.BRISBANE is Australia’s hottest capital city destination for internal migration, netting its highest numbers in a decade as housing affordability begins to bite in the south.Latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures saw Brisbane notch the highest internal migration net gain of all capital cities (10,149 people) last financial year, at a time when Sydney lost double that number (-23,176).Brisbane’s north also delivered the strongest net gain of all local government areas in the country off Moreton Bay LGA (6,264), followed by Gold Coast council (6,247) and the Sunshine Coast (6,200). North Lakes saw the strong net gains of Queensland suburbs, followed by Upper Coomera, Pimpama and Dakabin. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoLifestyle factors saw suburbs in the Gold Coast log strong gains of all Queensland suburbs, though North Lakes in Brisbane’s north did lead the charge. Picture: Queensland TourismBrisbane’s net gains were higher than that of Melbourne (8,300) and Hobart (400), while other capitals joined Sydney to log net losses including Adelaide (-6,100), Perth (-3,300), Darwin (-1,200) and the Australian Capital Territory (-180).Melbourne had biggest net gains came from the 25 to 44-year-old age group (6,200) with its biggest arrivals coming from the Rest of Victoria (24,200) and Sydney (13,700). BIGGEST GAINS: North Lakes – Mango HillUpper Coomera – Willow ValePimpamaDakabin – KallangurDeeragunCoomeraOrmeau – YatalaSpringfield LakesCaloundra – WestMurrumba Downs – Griffin (Source: ABS net internal migration estimates) Popular windsurfing location, Moreton Bay, had the strongest gains of LGAs in the country.The capital city breakdown showed that Brisbane’s largest interstate migrants came from Sydney (9,900) in the 2015-16 financial year, as well as 9,200 people from the rest of New South Wales. The Queensland capital’s biggest source of internal arrivals was the Rest of Queensland which saw a whopping 42,100 people move into the city.Young people led the charge to Brisbane, according to ABS, with the largest age group net gain coming from 15 to 24-year-olds (4,200 people), followed by 25 to 44-year-olds (2,700) and 0 to 14-year-olds (2,600).last_img read more

MMM/Lagos Karate Tourney Throws up Olympic Hopefuls

first_imgThe Lagos State / Mavrodi Mondial Movement (MMM) Under 18 Karate Championship ended last week at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos with Samchi Karate Academy of Lagos emerging champions.Samchi  Academy dazzled Karatekas from other states by winning 7 Gold, 5 Silver and 9 Bronze medals in the event which featured 16 categories.The champions discovered at the event include; Jamal Akeem category 6 and under male Gold,  Somelo Osielo  category 7 to 8 female gold,  Odi Redah category 9 to 10  green belt male 1 gold and silver, Hene Bassey category 7 to 8 green belt female gold, Esther Ndukwe category 8 to 9 orange belt female gold,  Nwane Nnonye category 11 – 12 orange belt female and kumite 2 gold medal.Speaking after the event, winner in the under 15 category, Dauda Muba said: “I am very grateful to God for my victory. I am very passionate about karate and I want to thank the Lagos State government and MMM for giving me this opportunity.”In the same vein,  organiser of the event and founder of Samchi Karate Academy, Sensei Adejebe Samuel, stated that the objective is to discover and nurture future talents.“Today, Karate is an Olympic sport so the need to catch them young cannot be over-empahsised. We need to start preparing them for the Olympics so that we can help them grow and win medals for the country,” remarked Adejebe Samuel who is also the coordinator Japan (Nihon) Karate-Do Seikokai Suzuki-Ha Shito-Ryu Nigeria branch.The Director of Sports, Lagos State, Louis Olusegun Kolawole, speaking on why the Lagos State government partnered MMM said it was because the Lagos State government is ready to partner any individual or group with developmental initiatives targeted at the youths of the state.“The Lagos state Under 18 Karate Championship is one of such programmes and that fits into the vision of the Lagos State government because it promotes the youths in Lagos State.The Offline Secretary & Events Co-coordinator, MMM Amaka Benson said that sponsoring the project is in line with the charity vision of MMM adding that MMM has carried out a good number of charity drives in Nigeria through partnerships with NGOPs initiatives targeted at alleviating poverty.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more