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Net migration by age

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

Migration assumptions include:

  • Stable migration profile expected during the 2016-2041 period
  • Large net gains of 18-24 year olds, dominated by tertiary students
  • Moderate loss of young couples and families (25-39 year olds with children aged 0-4 years)
  • Minimal population change through migration of residents ages 40 years and over

Please note net migration figures presented here do not include the effect of changes to population in non-private dwellings and visitor populations.

Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2031: 257 Persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2031: -57 Persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2031: -35 Persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2031: -8 Persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2031: 145 Persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2031: 116 Persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2031: 122 Persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2031: 300 Persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2031: 215 Persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2031: -59 Persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2031: -599 Persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2031: -1,000 Persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2031: -1,324 Persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2031: 2,034 Persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2031: 4,042 Persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2031: 347 Persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2031: -41 Persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2031: -184 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 227 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -24 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -36 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -17 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 144 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 129 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 161 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 306 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 255 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 27 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: -401 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: -706 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: -799 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 2,158 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 3,653 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 310 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: -20 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: -141 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 153 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -25 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 0 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -44 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 93 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 115 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 126 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 281 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 231 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 81 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: -275 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: -405 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: -392 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 2,325 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 3,278 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 235 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: -46 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: -138 Persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2031: 257 Persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2031: -57 Persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2031: -35 Persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2031: -8 Persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2031: 145 Persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2031: 116 Persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2031: 122 Persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2031: 300 Persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2031: 215 Persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2031: -59 Persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2031: -599 Persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2031: -1,000 Persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2031: -1,324 Persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2031: 2,034 Persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2031: 4,042 Persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2031: 347 Persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2031: -41 Persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2031: -184 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 227 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -24 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -36 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -17 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 144 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 129 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 161 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 306 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 255 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 27 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: -401 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: -706 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: -799 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 2,158 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 3,653 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 310 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: -20 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: -141 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 153 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -25 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 0 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -44 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 93 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 115 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 126 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 281 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 231 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 81 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: -275 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: -405 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: -392 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 2,325 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 3,278 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 235 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: -46 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: -138
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2019.
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