South Gippsland Shire
Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in South Gippsland Shire is 0-4 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 South Gippsland Shire depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Relatively stable migration profile expected across the 2011-2026 period
- South Gippsland has a dual housing market, attracting both retirees/lifestylers and families. Retirees primarily settle in areas with natural amenity such as the coastal strip and the Strzelecki Ranges. In contrast, families are more likely to settle in regional towns such as Leongatha and Korumburra, or those parts of the Shire in the north and west which are increasingly accessible to labour markets in south eastern Melbourne.
- Like most of regional Australia, South Gippsland loses young adults (15-24 years) to Melbourne and other parts of Australia for employment, education and lifestyle purposes.