Murray Shire CouncilPopulation 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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Shire of Murray

Net migration by age

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

Major migration assumptions:

  • Significant new housing opportunities across the Shire, particularly in Ravenswood North, West Pinjarra Strategic Growth Area, Ravenswood, Pinjarra and South Yunderup
  • Major gain of young and established families (0-14 and 25-39 years)
  • Major gain of empty-nesters and retirees (50-64 years)
  • Minor loss of school-leaving young adults, many of whom will go to Perth for tertiary education and lifestyle reasons
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 266 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: 94 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: 67 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 93 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 175 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 391 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 415 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 398 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 332 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 348 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 374 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 490 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 523 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 304 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: -41 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 223 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 430 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 455 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 150 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: 42 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 25 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: 20 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 88 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 266 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 280 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 270 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 220 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 204 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 228 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 287 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 275 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 84 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: -93 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 112 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 258 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 278 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 266 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: 94 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: 67 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 93 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 175 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 391 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 415 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 398 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 332 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 348 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 374 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 490 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 523 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 304 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: -41 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 223 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 430 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 455 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 150 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: 42 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 25 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: 20 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 88 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 266 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 280 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 270 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 220 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 204 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 228 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 287 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 275 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 84 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: -93 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 112 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 258 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 278
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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