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Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in North Sydney 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 area depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Major migration assumptions:

  • Consistent migration profile across the 2011-2026 period
  • Attraction of young adults and school leavers (18-29 years)
  • Loss of young families (0-9 and 30-44 years) consistent with many inner city areas
  • Gain of empty-nesters (50-59 years), falling in the later period
  • Little change through migration in persons aged 60+
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: -4 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -17 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -11 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -8 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 4 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -51 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: -5 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 34 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: -42 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: -138 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: -235 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: -207 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 238 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 580 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 207 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 7 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: -65 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: -209 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 4 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: 0 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 2 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -4 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 15 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -35 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 50 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 102 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 15 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: -23 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: -133 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: -38 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 610 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 880 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 308 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 56 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 11 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: -148 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: -4 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -17 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -11 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -8 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 4 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -51 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: -5 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 34 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: -42 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: -138 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: -235 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: -207 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 238 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 580 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 207 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 7 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: -65 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: -209 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 4 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: 0 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 2 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -4 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 15 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -35 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 50 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 102 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 15 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: -23 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: -133 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: -38 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 610 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 880 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 308 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 56 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 11 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: -148
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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