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North Sydney CouncilPopulation forecast

North Sydney Council

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in North Sydney Council is 20-24 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2016 to 2021.

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 North Sydney Council depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Major migration assumptions:

  • Consistent migration profile across the 2016-2026 period
  • The North Sydney Council area housing market roles remain similar during the forecast period with a consistent net gain of young persons aged 15-29 year olds (likely 17-18 to 29 years old) who come to the area for employment, tertiary education services and proximity to main transport hubs and central urban areas.
  • There is a consistent loss of families with children (30-49 years with children aged 0-14 years) who tend to leave the area, accessing more affordable housing outside the LGA
  • Little change through the migration profile of persons aged 50+ years

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