Cities Suffering Exodus

People with houses in cities are sitting ducks for every parasitical act by socialist councils and other such entities out there. But they’re not going to take it for ever. Statistics show the number of people quitting the main cities is accelerating. Increasing rates. Decreasing personal security. Traffic tangles. Bureaucratic harassment. All things that are making people cut the umbilical and head for friendlier climes. Who needs it?

Its mainly the host culture that’s leaving. Their place is being taken by immigrants. A report in The Australian highlights some disturbing facts about the changing demographics of our cities.

Graeme Hugo and Kevin Harris from the University of Adelaide, in a draft report of their study for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, have highlighted how immigrants filled the vacuum left by 121,000 people moving out of Sydney between 2001 and 2006 — the largest exodus in the nation.

“The fact that Sydney, and several other capital cities, are recording net losses due to internal migration is little recognised in public discourse in Australia, where the common opinion is that the largest cities are draining population from the rest of the states,” they write. According to the researchers, the pattern is a longstanding one and in the capitals, especially Sydney, “the primary driver of population growth is not net internal migration but net international migration.”

[..] Yet the city is still recording “huge net internal migration loss” and even recent immigrants and prospective settlers are looking elsewhere. “It would seem that aspects of Sydney’s environment — be it economic or social — have a negative impact in terms of both attracting and keeping people,” the researchers write. Professor Hugo told The Australian yesterday he believed the contributing factors for people leaving Sydney were “overwhelmingly lifestyle issues and housing costs”. Young families, the semi-retired and retired were simply looking for a better, and cheaper, quality of life elsewhere, he said.

Short version. People are sick to death of cities and wanting to get out. I personally blame city councils for restrictive by laws, heavy handed treatment of their citizens and an addiction to spending and debt that they try and force their rate payers to meet the bill for. These parasitical socialist oafs forget that people can just move, and it seems that many are choosing that option.

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5 thoughts on “Cities Suffering Exodus

  1. Trouble is Red that the parasites also move seeing virgin greenfields in the rural councils awaiting their specialist expertise in greenwash and general incompetence. Might be a slightly slower process, but the rot is fast catching on.

    Here in DanneVegas, the recent $5M gold-plating of the previously serviceable main drag footpaths, with imported pavers nonetheless, is the embodiment of your “an addiction to spending and debt that they try and force their rate payers to meet the bill for”.

    Kerching! That will be another $100 bucks on the rates. Ta very much.

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  2. It frustrates me, the Auckland Council puts on parties in the park every year for free, why should I have to pay for other people’s entertainment by musicians I can’t stand..?

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  3. Professor Hugo told The Australian yesterday he believed the contributing factors for people leaving Sydney were “overwhelmingly lifestyle issues and housing costs”. Young families, the semi-retired and retired were simply looking for a better, and cheaper, quality of life elsewhere, he said.

    We left Sydney in 2003, with a young family, so I can totally relate to the above. We needed a house, could not afford to buy one, and our apartment was getting too restrictive for two children. So we came back to NZ.

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  4. Yeah, I don’t know how councils came by this attitude but they seem to act as if they are completely unaccountable. If we had politicians with balls, they would start forcing councils to put opt out boxes on the rate collection notices. Anything that wasn’t a core council duty should have a budgeted cost and a tick box where you can tick yes no. Councils would soon see how much support their spending on gold plated sidewalks and concerts really had.

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  5. This trend is happening in the UK too.
    The whites are moving from London to the South West and the ‘Home Counties.’
    Some are moving up north to the nicer parts of Yorkshire and so on.
    The immigrants are also colonising other cities like Birmingham, Bradford, Leicester, Leeds and Manchester.
    I even saw a few burka clad babes in Newcastle a few days back.

    When I return to New Zealand, I will try and avoid Auckland.
    Only work might make me stay in Auckland but even then I will aim for the outer suburbs like Orewa, where I was before.

    Auckland is too expensive for a decent quality of life.

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