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Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in the City of Whittlesea is 25-29 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 Whittlesea depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Major migration assumptions:

  • Substantial new housing opportunities across the City, especially in the greenfield growth areas of Epping North, Mernda, Wollert and Donnybrook
  • Strong attraction of the area to young couples, young and maturing families
  • Lower migration gains in ages 50 and over
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2031: 329 Persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2031: -301 Persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2031: -82 Persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2031: 35 Persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2031: 156 Persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2031: 379 Persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2031: 554 Persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2031: 489 Persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2031: 152 Persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2031: -246 Persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2031: 526 Persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2031: 4,251 Persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2031: 6,769 Persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2031: 4,941 Persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2031: 2,666 Persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2031: 97 Persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2031: 560 Persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2031: 2,850 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 246 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -154 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -47 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 46 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 199 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 361 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 555 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 465 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 396 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: -104 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 431 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 3,603 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 5,860 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 4,901 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 2,775 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 251 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 505 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 2,476 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 146 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -124 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 110 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: 66 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 257 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 434 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 559 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 557 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 529 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 589 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 690 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 2,799 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 4,692 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 4,270 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 2,941 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 593 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 676 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 1,941 Persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2031: 329 Persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2031: -301 Persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2031: -82 Persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2031: 35 Persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2031: 156 Persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2031: 379 Persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2031: 554 Persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2031: 489 Persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2031: 152 Persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2031: -246 Persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2031: 526 Persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2031: 4,251 Persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2031: 6,769 Persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2031: 4,941 Persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2031: 2,666 Persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2031: 97 Persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2031: 560 Persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2031: 2,850 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 246 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -154 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -47 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 46 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 199 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 361 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 555 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 465 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 396 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: -104 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 431 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 3,603 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 5,860 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: 4,901 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: 2,775 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 251 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 505 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 2,476 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 146 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -124 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 110 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: 66 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 257 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 434 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 559 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 557 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 529 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 589 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 690 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 2,799 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 4,692 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: 4,270 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: 2,941 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 593 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 676 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 1,941
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2019.
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