Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Georges Hall is 30-34 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- The short-term attraction of young families (0-9 and 25-39 years) is mainly through infill opportunities as existing houses are redeveloped into medium density units and town houses, and the existence of an established housing market in relation to the area's large stock of family type housing. This means that as older families and empty nesters move out, they are replaced by younger families
- Post 2021, it is expected that migration in family groups will decline, with fewer infill opportunities, resulting in the loss of older families, accessing suitable housing elsewhere
- Loss throughout the period in young adults and student age groups (18-19 years) accessing education and suitable housing opportunities elsewhere; this loss increases post 2021 and including 20-24 year olds, as home leavers seek accommodation elsewhere