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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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Rockhampton Regional Council

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in Rockhampton Regional Council is 25-29 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2026 to 2031.

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 Rockhampton Regional Council depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Migration assumptions influenced by:

  • New greenfield housing opportunities to both the north and south of Rockhampton which are expected to attract predominantly young families and some older childless couples
  • Gain of young and mature families and older childless couples
  • Some loss of young adults (18-24) leaving home seeking employment and education opportunities in major metropolitan centres
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 149 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: 17 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: 8 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 40 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 4 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -42 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 20 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 137 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 323 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 367 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 390 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 343 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 537 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 629 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 349 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 280 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 303 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 208 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 126 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: 29 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 49 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: 68 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 59 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -20 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: -33 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 143 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 249 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 430 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 452 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 370 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 421 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 593 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 330 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 232 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 310 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 202 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 149 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: 17 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: 8 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 40 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 4 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -42 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 20 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 137 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 323 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 367 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 390 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 343 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 537 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 629 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 349 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 280 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 303 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 208 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 126 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: 29 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 49 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: 68 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 59 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -20 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: -33 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 143 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 249 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 430 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 452 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 370 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 421 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 593 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 330 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 232 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 310 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 202
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.
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