Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Milperra is 25-29 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 Canterbury Bankstown depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- over the period 2016 to 2021, an attraction of young families (0-4 and 25-39 years), owing to mainly infill development with the redevelopment of existing houses into medium density units and town houses, and an established housing market in relation to the area's large stock of family type housing. This means that as older families move out, they are replaced by younger families. Towards the end of this initial period, the commencement of the Riverlands golf course redevelopment occurs , with a resultant increase in these groups
- Post 2021, this increases significantly as the golf course enters its main development phase, with a significant gain in families (0-14 and 25-49 years)
- Initial loss, albeit relatively small, of established families (5-14 and 35-44 years) and empty nesters (55-74 years), turns to a positive gain post 2021, owing to the golf course redevelopment
- Little net change through migration in people aged 75+ years