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Burwood - Canada Bay - StrathfieldPopulation forecast

Burwood - Canada Bay - Strathfield

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in the Burwood - Canada Bay - Strathfield is 20-24 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2016 to 2021.

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 Burwood - Canada Bay - Strathfield depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Major migration assumptions:

  • New higher density housing opportunities across the City, particularly in Rhodes, Mortlake-Breakfast Point, Five Dock-Canada Bay and along Parramatta Road in Homebush, Homebush West, Strathfield and North Strathfield, which are expected generally to attract young singles and couples (18-29 years)
  • Some loss of young families with children (0-9 and 30-54 years)
  • Small gain in older families (10-14 and 40-54 years)
  • Little net change through migration in older age groups (55+ years)

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