Padstow - Padstow Heights
Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Padstow - Padstow Heights is 30-34 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 Canterbury Bankstown depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Over the period 2016-2021, a gain of families (5-17 and 30-49 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 and empty nesters move out, they are replaced by younger families
- Post 2016, it is expected that these opportunities will decrease, resulting in lower net migration gain in family groups.
- Post 2021, some regeneration of the area and increased opportunities within centres, are likely to result in increased gains in younger adults and couples (25-34 years)