RDA Darling Downs and South West Region
Migration by age
In 2011, the age group with the highest net migration to the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region was persons aged 35 to 44 years.
The age structure of people who move into and out of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region|
|Age group||In migration||Out migration||Net migration|
|5 to 11 years||+4,415||-3,410||+1,005||10|
|12 to 17 years||+3,298||-2,556||+742||20|
|18 to 24 years||+4,143||-5,950||-1,807||30|
|25 to 34 years||+7,053||-6,340||+713||35|
|35 to 44 years||+5,679||-4,406||+1,273||40|
|45 to 54 years||+4,152||-3,372||+780||45|
|55 to 64 years||+3,595||-2,633||+962||50|
|65 years and over||+3,292||-2,249||+1,043||55|
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