Fraser Coast Region
Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in the Fraser Coast Region is 60-64 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 Fraser Coast Region depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Migration assumptions influenced by:
- Principal forecast land assumptions for the period 2007-2011 are based on 2011 Census dwelling counts. Post census:
- Gains of older adults and couple families with children
- Some gains of mature adults, empty nesters and early retirees
- Loss of young adults aged 15-24 leaving the area
- Loss of older adults and the frail elderly aged 70+ during the forecast period