Sydney influx to Newcastle jumps 10% in a year

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
October 29 2021 - 9:00pm
An increasing number of Sydney people are heading up the M1 to live in Lake Macquarie and Newcastle.

Migration from capital cities to Newcastle and Lake Macquarie grew more than 10 per cent over the past year after a sharp rise in the September quarter.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.