City of Playford
Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in the City of Playford is 20-24 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2011 to 2016.
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 City of Playford depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Gain of many segments of the population during the forecast period
- Gain of young adults aged 18-24 years
- Gain of young couples without children and young families aged 25-29 years with children aged 0-4 years old, especially in the 2011-2016 period with increased residential development
- Gain of established families aged 30-39 years with children aged 5-14 years
- Gain of mature adults aged 40-49 years
- Some loss of mature adults, empty nesters and and early retirees aged 50-64 years
- Slight gain of retirees aged 65-74 years
- Minor loss and minor gains of elderly and frail elderly residents aged 75+ years