Are Australians reluctant to move?

Last week, Conrad said:

Australians seem to move about very little in general (excluding retirement), and many people want to live close to their families for one reason or another.

I was a little surprised to read this, as the more common view is that Australians are becoming more mobile. Yet neither view seems to be correct.

In the figure below from the OECD (the Australian data was from HILDA), Australian residental mobility was the second highest of the countries examined over a 2 year period.


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