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Migration by age

In 2011, the age group with the highest net migration to the City of Adelaide was persons aged 18 to 24 years.

The age structure of people who move into and out of the City of Adelaide is strongly influenced by the residential role and function of the area and can influence demand for particular services. For instance, inner city areas near employment, education and entertainment tend to attract many young people in their late teens and early twenties, who move out in their late twenties and thirties to start families in suburban areas. Rural areas tend to lose young people and gain older families and retirees.

Understanding the City of Adelaide's attraction to different age groups helps to plan services for the community as well as advocating with other levels of government and private enterprise to provide infrastructure, employment opportunities and facilities which may help to retain age groups which are otherwise leaving the area.

Derived from the Census questions:

'Where does the person usually live?' and 'Where did the person usually live five years ago (at 9 August 2006)'.

Migration by age group 2011
City of Adelaide
Age groupIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
5 to 11 years+109-209-100
12 to 17 years+127-96+31
18 to 24 years+1,929-578+1,351
25 to 34 years+1,671-2,625-954
35 to 44 years+656-1,161-505
45 to 54 years+633-530+103
55 to 64 years+479-408+71
65 years and over+353-277+76

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing , 2011 (Usual Residence Data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Net migration by age group 2011
Net migration by age group 2011 76 71 103 -505 -954 1,351 31 -100
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residents data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.