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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is 35-39 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Major migration assumptions:

  • The net migration profile for the Queanbeyan-Palerang region shows increasing growth in most age groups over time as the region increases levels of growth with new residential development opportunities
  • The overall trend is that the region gains adults aged 20-29 years, representing lone persons, young couples without children as well as young families aged 25-34 years old with children aged 0-9 years old as well as established families
  • There is a loss of mature adults, empty nesters, early retirees and retirees aged 55-69 years
  • Little change in net migration of older age groups

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