City of WhittleseaPopulation forecast
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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 Whittlesea

Net migration by age

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

Major migration assumptions:

  • Substantial new housing opportunities across the City, especially in the growth areas (particularly Epping North, Doreen, Mernda, Wollert and Donnybrook
  • Strong attraction of the area to young couples, young and maturing families
  • Lower gains in ages 50 and over
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 345 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -318 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: 25 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 191 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 180 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 291 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 520 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 558 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 487 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 266 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 868 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 2,972 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 5,519 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 5,532 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 2,160 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 36 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 23 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 1,506 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 170 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -230 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 186 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: 217 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 296 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 439 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 509 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 644 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 724 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 1,046 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 1,252 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 2,833 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 5,274 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 5,127 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 2,411 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 536 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 830 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 2,000 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 345 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -318 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: 25 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 191 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 180 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 291 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 520 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 558 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 487 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 266 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 868 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 2,972 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 5,519 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 5,532 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 2,160 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 36 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 23 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 1,506 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 170 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -230 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 186 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: 217 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 296 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 439 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 509 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 644 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 724 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 1,046 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 1,252 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 2,833 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 5,274 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 5,127 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 2,411 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 536 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 830 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 2,000
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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