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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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City of Rockingham

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in the City of Rockingham is 0-4 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 City of Rockingham depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Migration assumptions influenced by:

  • Substantial new housing opportunities across the City, especially in the growth areas (Baldivis and Karnup-Keralup).
  • Young couples and families attracted to relatively affordable housing opportunities in the growth areas
  • Gains of more established families (second and third home buyers) in older suburbs
  • Moderate gains of young couples, singles and older couples to medium density developments in Rockingham City Centre
  • Some evidence of suburban regeneration in more established suburbs such as Cooloongup.
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 19 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -175 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -173 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -13 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 16 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 272 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 284 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 235 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 553 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 809 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 1,055 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 1,180 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 1,246 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 1,075 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 349 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 395 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 670 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 1,819 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: -9 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -113 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -89 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: 26 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 231 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 579 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 457 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 453 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 897 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 1,566 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 1,775 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 1,713 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 1,883 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 1,749 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 1,211 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 1,014 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 1,447 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 2,446 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 19 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -175 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -173 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -13 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 16 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 272 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 284 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 235 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 553 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 809 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 1,055 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 1,180 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 1,246 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 1,075 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 349 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 395 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 670 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 1,819 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: -9 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -113 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -89 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: 26 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 231 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 579 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 457 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 453 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 897 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 1,566 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 1,775 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 1,713 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 1,883 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 1,749 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 1,211 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 1,014 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 1,447 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 2,446
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.
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