City of Canning
Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in the City of Canning is 15-19 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2026 to 2031.
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 Canning depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Migration profile from 2006-2016 based on modelling to match 2016 Census based Estimated Resident Population (ERP) by age. From 2016 onwards:
- Attraction of young adults (18-24 years), mainly students accessing accommodation in Wilson and Bentley close to Curtin University of Technology
- Loss of young couples and, in the longer term a small loss of young families (0-4 and 25-34 years) seeking housing opportunities elsewhere
- Loss of 'empty-nesters' and retirees (50-74 years)