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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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North Sydney Council area

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in North Sydney Council area is 20-24 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2016 to 2021.

Migration is one of the most important components of population change. Once you have established the amount of development activity in an area, the next step is to make assumptions about who will move into the area as well as who is leaving the area.

Net migration by age is an excellent way of understanding housing markets. The most mobile age groups in the population are young adults. They tend to move to attend educational institutions, seek work and express a change in lifestyle. Market research has shown that empty nesters are more likely to move to smaller accommodation when appropriate and affordable alternative housing is supplied in the local area that is accessible to established social networks.

Select each small area to see how migration patterns differ for each area across North Sydney Council area depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Major migration assumptions:

  • Consistent migration profile across the 2016-2026 period
  • The North Sydney Council area housing market roles remain similar during the forecast period with a consistent net gain of young persons aged 15-29 year olds (likely 17-18 to 29 years old) who come to the area for employment, tertiary education services and proximity to main transport hubs and central urban areas.
  • There is a consistent loss of families with children (30-49 years with children aged 0-14 years) who tend to leave the area, accessing more affordable housing outside the LGA
  • Little change through the migration profile of persons aged 50+ years
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: -3 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -189 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -279 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -226 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: -238 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -248 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: -114 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: -109 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: -406 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: -1,242 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: -1,951 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: -896 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 2,790 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 3,745 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 910 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: -209 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: -680 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: -2,065 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: -12 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -103 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -197 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -242 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: -233 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -193 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: -8 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 129 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: -284 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: -982 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: -1,812 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: -644 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 3,604 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 4,572 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 1,197 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: -86 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: -523 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: -1,951 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: -3 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -189 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -279 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -226 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: -238 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -248 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: -114 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: -109 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: -406 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: -1,242 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: -1,951 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: -896 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 2,790 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 3,745 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 910 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: -209 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: -680 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: -2,065 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: -12 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -103 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -197 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -242 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: -233 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -193 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: -8 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 129 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: -284 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: -982 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: -1,812 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: -644 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 3,604 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 4,572 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 1,197 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: -86 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: -523 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: -1,951
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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