City of Campbelltown
Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in the City of Campbelltown 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 Campbelltown depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Gain with young couples and young families aged 25-34 years, some with children aged 5-14 years
- Gain of young adults aged 20-24 years who migrate to the area for proximity to education and employment
- Slight loss of older "empty nester" adults aged 50-59 years who may be downsizing by selling housing in Campbelltown and moving elsewhere
- Some gain of elderly residents who may be moving here to be near health care and aged care services