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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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City of Wanneroo

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in the City of Wanneroo 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 City of Wanneroo depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Migration assumptions influenced by:

  • New housing opportunities across the City, especially in new development areas, which are expected to attract predominantly young couples and families, while the areas of Alkimos, Eglinton Yanchep and Two Rocks are expected to attract a broader market (empty-nesters and retirees as well as families)
  • The maturing of established areas in the south of the City (Girrawheen, Koondoola, Marangaroo and Alexander Heights) means that some loss of young adults leaving home is expected
  • Strong migration gain to the City of Wanneroo is expected to be strong across the 2016-2026 period
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 441 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -340 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -54 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 225 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 356 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 280 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 132 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 190 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 845 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 1,895 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 2,685 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 3,605 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 4,348 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 3,686 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 1,546 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 1,678 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 2,064 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 3,401 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 203 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -235 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -7 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: 147 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 288 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 303 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 191 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 251 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 854 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 2,136 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 2,822 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 3,112 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 3,991 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 3,371 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 1,868 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 1,839 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 2,389 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 3,502 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 441 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -340 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -54 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 225 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 356 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 280 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 132 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 190 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 845 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 1,895 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 2,685 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 3,605 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 4,348 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 3,686 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 1,546 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 1,678 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 2,064 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 3,401 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 203 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -235 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -7 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: 147 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 288 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 303 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 191 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 251 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 854 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 2,136 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 2,822 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 3,112 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 3,991 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 3,371 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 1,868 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 1,839 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 2,389 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 3,502
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.
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