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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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Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in the City of Sydney is 20-24 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 City of Sydney depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Migration assumptions influenced by:

  • Relatively stable migration profile expected across the 2011-2026 period
  • Gain of tertiary students and young adults in their late teens and early twenties
  • Loss of young and mature families (30-39 years and 0-9 years) seeking housing opportunities elsewhere
  • No significant gain or loss from migration in adult age groups 45+
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group 0 2021 to 2026: 639 0 2021 to 2026: -162 0 2021 to 2026: -293 0 2021 to 2026: -318 0 2021 to 2026: -532 0 2021 to 2026: -627 0 2021 to 2026: -272 0 2021 to 2026: -190 0 2021 to 2026: -787 0 2021 to 2026: -3,390 0 2021 to 2026: -6,748 0 2021 to 2026: -7,639 0 2021 to 2026: 9,641 0 2021 to 2026: 22,823 0 2021 to 2026: 13,995 0 2021 to 2026: 451 0 2021 to 2026: -2,674 0 2021 to 2026: -5,846 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 407 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -213 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -265 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -527 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: -613 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -627 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: -411 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: -124 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: -780 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: -2,205 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: -5,736 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: -6,965 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 6,446 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 21,960 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 13,578 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 453 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: -1,797 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: -4,853 0 2021 to 2026: 639 0 2021 to 2026: -162 0 2021 to 2026: -293 0 2021 to 2026: -318 0 2021 to 2026: -532 0 2021 to 2026: -627 0 2021 to 2026: -272 0 2021 to 2026: -190 0 2021 to 2026: -787 0 2021 to 2026: -3,390 0 2021 to 2026: -6,748 0 2021 to 2026: -7,639 0 2021 to 2026: 9,641 0 2021 to 2026: 22,823 0 2021 to 2026: 13,995 0 2021 to 2026: 451 0 2021 to 2026: -2,674 0 2021 to 2026: -5,846 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 407 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -213 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -265 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -527 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: -613 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -627 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: -411 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: -124 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: -780 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: -2,205 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: -5,736 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: -6,965 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 6,446 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 21,960 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 13,578 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 453 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: -1,797 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: -4,853
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.
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