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.