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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 2011-2026 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 and proximity to education services purposes, living near main transport hubs and central urban areas.
  • There is a consistent loss of young families with children (30-39 years with children aged 0-9 years) who tend to leave the area, perhaps in search of a first home to buy or in search of more affordable housing outside the LGA as mentioned earlier.
  • Little change through the migration profile of persons aged 45+ years
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 5 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -170 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -225 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -199 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: -210 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -244 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: -113 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: -87 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: -421 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: -1,202 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: -1,868 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: -912 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 2,630 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 3,694 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 940 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: -205 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: -647 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: -1,977 0 2016 to 2021: -7 0 2016 to 2021: -87 0 2016 to 2021: -170 0 2016 to 2021: -214 0 2016 to 2021: -205 0 2016 to 2021: -171 0 2016 to 2021: -13 0 2016 to 2021: 112 0 2016 to 2021: -276 0 2016 to 2021: -1,046 0 2016 to 2021: -1,781 0 2016 to 2021: -595 0 2016 to 2021: 3,322 0 2016 to 2021: 4,157 0 2016 to 2021: 1,156 0 2016 to 2021: -22 0 2016 to 2021: -549 0 2016 to 2021: -1,862 Persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2016: -106 Persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2016: -92 Persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2016: -133 Persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2016: -189 Persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2016: -242 Persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2016: -197 Persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2016: -30 Persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2016: 77 Persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2016: -173 Persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2016: -1,005 Persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2016: -1,867 Persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2016: -1,217 Persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2016: 2,705 Persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2016: 3,950 Persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2016: 1,106 Persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2016: -23 Persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2016: -480 Persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2016: -1,734 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 5 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -170 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -225 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -199 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: -210 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -244 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: -113 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: -87 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: -421 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: -1,202 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: -1,868 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: -912 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 2,630 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 3,694 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 940 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: -205 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: -647 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: -1,977 0 2016 to 2021: -7 0 2016 to 2021: -87 0 2016 to 2021: -170 0 2016 to 2021: -214 0 2016 to 2021: -205 0 2016 to 2021: -171 0 2016 to 2021: -13 0 2016 to 2021: 112 0 2016 to 2021: -276 0 2016 to 2021: -1,046 0 2016 to 2021: -1,781 0 2016 to 2021: -595 0 2016 to 2021: 3,322 0 2016 to 2021: 4,157 0 2016 to 2021: 1,156 0 2016 to 2021: -22 0 2016 to 2021: -549 0 2016 to 2021: -1,862 Persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2016: -106 Persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2016: -92 Persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2016: -133 Persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2016: -189 Persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2016: -242 Persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2016: -197 Persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2016: -30 Persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2016: 77 Persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2016: -173 Persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2016: -1,005 Persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2016: -1,867 Persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2016: -1,217 Persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2016: 2,705 Persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2016: 3,950 Persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2016: 1,106 Persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2016: -23 Persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2016: -480 Persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2016: -1,734
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2015.
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