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City of Whitehorse

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in the City of Whitehorse 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 Whitehorse depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Migration assumptions influenced by:

  • Significant hew housing opportunities across the City, particularly in Box Hill Activity Centre, Blackburn, Mitcham, Nunawading and Burwood East.
  • Major gain of young adults (18-24 years) attracted to the proximity to education and employment
  • Some loss of young families to areas further east and south east in the Melbourne metropolitan area
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2031: 187 Persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2031: -213 Persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2031: -62 Persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2031: -102 Persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2031: -394 Persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2031: -428 Persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2031: -545 Persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2031: -303 Persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2031: -80 Persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2031: 570 Persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2031: 197 Persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2031: -737 Persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2031: -1,267 Persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2031: 2,927 Persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2031: 5,466 Persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2031: 1,026 Persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2031: 165 Persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2031: -548 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 82 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -173 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -100 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -96 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: -357 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -377 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: -379 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: -362 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 84 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 835 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 560 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: -231 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: -565 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 3,321 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 5,308 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 962 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 305 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: -247 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: -89 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -217 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -107 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -195 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: -299 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -371 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: -396 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: -237 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: -107 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 905 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 877 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 582 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 384 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 3,931 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 5,220 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 776 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 213 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 80 Persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2031: 187 Persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2031: -213 Persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2031: -62 Persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2031: -102 Persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2031: -394 Persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2031: -428 Persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2031: -545 Persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2031: -303 Persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2031: -80 Persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2031: 570 Persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2031: 197 Persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2031: -737 Persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2031: -1,267 Persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2031: 2,927 Persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2031: 5,466 Persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2031: 1,026 Persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2031: 165 Persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2031: -548 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 82 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -173 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -100 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -96 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: -357 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: -377 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: -379 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: -362 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 84 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 835 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 560 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: -231 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: -565 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 3,321 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 5,308 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 962 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 305 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: -247 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: -89 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -217 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -107 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -195 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: -299 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: -371 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: -396 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: -237 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: -107 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 905 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 877 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 582 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 384 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 3,931 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 5,220 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 776 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 213 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 80
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2019.
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