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Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in Rockhampton Regional Council is 20-24 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2011 to 2016.

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: 144 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: 8 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -5 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 31 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: -10 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -61 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: -23 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 91 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 235 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 269 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 288 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 276 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 416 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 565 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 316 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 175 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 172 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 131 0 2016 to 2021: 149 0 2016 to 2021: 32 0 2016 to 2021: 39 0 2016 to 2021: 63 0 2016 to 2021: 53 0 2016 to 2021: -34 0 2016 to 2021: -47 0 2016 to 2021: 92 0 2016 to 2021: 211 0 2016 to 2021: 258 0 2016 to 2021: 270 0 2016 to 2021: 229 0 2016 to 2021: 358 0 2016 to 2021: 455 0 2016 to 2021: 300 0 2016 to 2021: 193 0 2016 to 2021: 169 0 2016 to 2021: 20 Persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2016: 122 Persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2016: -6 Persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2016: 6 Persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2016: 30 Persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2016: 26 Persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2016: -1 Persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2016: 22 Persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2016: 176 Persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2016: 355 Persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2016: 392 Persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2016: 396 Persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2016: 395 Persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2016: 514 Persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2016: 599 Persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2016: 375 Persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2016: 284 Persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2016: 324 Persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2016: 216 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 144 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: 8 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -5 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 31 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: -10 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -61 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: -23 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 91 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 235 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 269 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 288 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 276 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 416 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 565 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 316 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 175 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 172 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 131 0 2016 to 2021: 149 0 2016 to 2021: 32 0 2016 to 2021: 39 0 2016 to 2021: 63 0 2016 to 2021: 53 0 2016 to 2021: -34 0 2016 to 2021: -47 0 2016 to 2021: 92 0 2016 to 2021: 211 0 2016 to 2021: 258 0 2016 to 2021: 270 0 2016 to 2021: 229 0 2016 to 2021: 358 0 2016 to 2021: 455 0 2016 to 2021: 300 0 2016 to 2021: 193 0 2016 to 2021: 169 0 2016 to 2021: 20 Persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2016: 122 Persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2016: -6 Persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2016: 6 Persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2016: 30 Persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2016: 26 Persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2016: -1 Persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2016: 22 Persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2016: 176 Persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2016: 355 Persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2016: 392 Persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2016: 396 Persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2016: 395 Persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2016: 514 Persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2016: 599 Persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2016: 375 Persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2016: 284 Persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2016: 324 Persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2016: 216
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2014.
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