NSW is losing the economic race to Victoria, with residents fleeing high property prices and dragging down the state's economic growth.
About 25,000 NSW residents leave for other states and territories every year. And the exodus is constricting the state's economy, with NSW slipping behind its southern neighbour, new analysis by the ANZ's head of Australian economics, Tony Pearson, shows.
Mr Pearson said the Victorian economy had grown twice as fast as NSW's in the last two years, in part due to demographic factors.
"What stands out is the much poorer economic performance of NSW against its peers, particularly relative to Victoria."
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