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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 South Perth

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in the City of South Perth is 15-19 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 City of South Perth depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Major migration assumptions:

  • Relatively stable migration profile expected across the 2016-2031 period
  • New housing opportunities across the Municipality are expected to attract young singles and couples (18-24 years)
  • Loss of young families (25-39 years and 0-9 years) due to affordability and market preference
  • Some gain of older families (40-54 and 10-17 years)
  • Small loss of 'empty-nester' and retiree age groups (55-74 years)
  • Small gain of the elderly (80 years +)
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2031: 208 Persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2031: -54 Persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2031: -39 Persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2031: -54 Persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2031: -97 Persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2031: -102 Persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2031: 51 Persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2031: 150 Persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2031: 101 Persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2031: 73 Persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2031: -63 Persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2031: -6 Persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2031: 492 Persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2031: 1,362 Persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2031: 1,589 Persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2031: 243 Persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2031: 112 Persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2031: 108 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 145 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -27 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -63 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -126 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: -180 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -171 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: -50 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 20 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 23 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: -46 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: -302 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: -295 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 60 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 969 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 1,232 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 134 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: -15 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: -52 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 134 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: 17 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -13 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -106 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: -208 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -191 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: -58 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 39 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 16 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 15 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: -273 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: -343 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: -28 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 875 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 1,252 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 113 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 12 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: -55 Persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2031: 208 Persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2031: -54 Persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2031: -39 Persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2031: -54 Persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2031: -97 Persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2031: -102 Persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2031: 51 Persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2031: 150 Persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2031: 101 Persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2031: 73 Persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2031: -63 Persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2031: -6 Persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2031: 492 Persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2031: 1,362 Persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2031: 1,589 Persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2031: 243 Persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2031: 112 Persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2031: 108 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 145 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -27 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -63 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -126 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: -180 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -171 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: -50 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 20 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 23 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: -46 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: -302 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: -295 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 60 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 969 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 1,232 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 134 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: -15 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: -52 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 134 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: 17 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -13 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -106 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: -208 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -191 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: -58 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 39 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 16 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 15 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: -273 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: -343 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: -28 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 875 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 1,252 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 113 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 12 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: -55
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2018.
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