City of Adelaide
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.