Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Campbelltown City is 20-24 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2021 to 2026.
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 Campbelltown City depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Principal forecast land assumptions 2011-2026:
- Over the period 2011-2016: moderate growth owing to new residential development. Overall the City lost younger families (0-4 and 25-34 years), most likely accessing newly built family housing in Camden, the newly developing areas over this period were either in the north of the City, or based around the university. Although there has been an attraction of parent aged adults (25-34 years), this is mostly in couples without children or couples with perhaps one child. The loss of the 0-4 year old group during this period is most likely because families with more than one child are moving to access larger housing in neighbouring growth areas such as Camden. or, alternatively, triggered by the arrival of a first child. This is inidicative of the fact that, during this period, there is either not enough new built housing to meet demand, or neighbouring growth areas are able to compete in terms of affordability and/or cachet
- A small gain of young adults (18-29 years), attracted by accomodation near to the university and transport
- Gain of older families (5-17 and 35-49 years, attracted to newly developed housing in East leppington, Glenfield and Bardia.
- Loss of empty nester households and retirees (50+ years)