It's no secret that young professional South Aussies are being forced to head interstate to pick-up good quality jobs, but an Adelaide University study out today has further confirmed it.
Some 25,000 people have made the move in the past five years, mostly to Victoria (13,100), Queensland (7,600) and New South Wales (3,200).
But in that time, 53,000 residents from overseas have moved to South Australia, plus 2,200 from the Northern Territory.
The huge export is being put down to a relative lack of good quality jobs.
The Economic Briefing Report predicts a slower population growth will prevent the state economy from expanding as fast as the national economy.
More of those people leaving the state have undergraduate or post graduate degrees than those coming in.
However, overseas migrants coming to SA are usually better educated than those coming from interstate or local residents.