Broadly defined as being born between 1946 and 1964, “Boomers” are moving into retirement in growing numbers. Looking for peace and quiet might seem a logical next step if downsizing and no longer needing the daily commute to work, so locating areas already found suitable by this generation seems sensible. But then Jimmy Barnse and ACDC are Boomers too..

Baby Boomers percent total population – 2011 Greater Sydney

Baby Boomers percent total population – 2011 NSW/ACT

The same view into the 2011 Census data for NSW and the ACT. Further investigation may confirm a reluctance by younger people to take up farming and other rural occupations.

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