This has been reported by a latest research undertaken by Kevin Harris and Graeme Hugo from the University of Adelaide.
The research undertaken for Australian immigration department, DIAC(Department of Immigration and Citizenship), reveals international immigrants are filling the wide gap left by natives Australians bidding goodbye to Sydney between the years 2001 and 2006.
As per the report, the official figures from the DIAC reveal Sydney witnessed one of the biggest exodus in the country.
The authors of the report said several capital cities of Australia including Sydney have been recording losses allegedly following huge internal migration.
No wonder, in such a scenario, international immigration is becoming the main factor of population growth in Sydney and other capital cities of Australia, the authors added.
Nearly half of Sydney population comprises of immigrants--
As per the report, almost 50 percent of Sydney growth is led by immigrants coming and settling in this Australian city.
And if we also count the number of children born to immigrants, then the contribution of international immigrants becomes two-third since the 2nd World War.
Australians fleeing to coastal and regional areas--
Sydney seems to be losing its charm to retain people and resulting in a historic exodus of families as well as baby boomers to near-city regions and coastal areas in Australia.
The study commissioned by Australian immigration department will be helpful in formulating future settlement plans and also in keeping a control on the growth and movement of population in Australia in the coming times.
Farrah and Adam Lance, who decided to shift from Sydney to Merewether nearly four years ago say its really great to live and raise children here as the region has lots of playing parks and the level of stress is quite lesser than Sydney.
Congestion, pollution, stress main factors for internal migration--
The common problems of congested cities like Sydney are found to be absent in the coastal and near-city regions. And the house prices are quite lesser than those in capital cities of Australia. So, you end up saving a large part of your money, states Ms. Lance.