Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Ascot is 15-19 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 City of Belmont depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Migration assumptions influenced by:
- Relatively stable migration profile throughout the forecast period, with growth dominated by two clear housing markets
- Gain of young adults (18-29 years) attracted to housing options in close proximity to employment opportunities and accessible to education opportunities in nearby Local government areas
- Some gain of older adults and empty nester couples (45-59 years)
- Some loss of young families, many of whom will be moving to more family-preferred housing in new growth areas