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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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Wagga Wagga City

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in Wagga Wagga City is 15-19 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 Wagga Wagga City depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Major migration assumptions:

  • Consistent migration profile across the 2016-2026 period
  • Moderate rates of new housing development across the Council area, most notably in Estella - University, Springvale - Lloyd, North Wagga Wagga - Bomen, Forest Hill - East Wagga Wagga and Wagga Wagga (Central)
  • Developments are expected to attract a range of households, predominantly families (aged 30-49 and 0-14 years) and young adults attracted to tertiary education, employment opportunities as well as affordable housing
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 43 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -20 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -9 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -35 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: -77 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -83 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 19 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 32 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 80 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 140 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 195 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 163 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: -103 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 161 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 543 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 75 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 98 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 407 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: -1 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: 2 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -1 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -16 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: -53 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -33 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 37 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 105 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 84 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 308 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 347 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 253 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: -109 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 366 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 583 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 143 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 247 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 549 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 43 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -20 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -9 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -35 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: -77 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -83 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 19 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 32 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 80 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 140 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 195 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 163 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: -103 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 161 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 543 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 75 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 98 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 407 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: -1 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: 2 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -1 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -16 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: -53 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -33 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 37 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 105 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 84 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 308 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 347 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 253 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: -109 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 366 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 583 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 143 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 247 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 549
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.
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