City of Casey
Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in the City of Casey is 0-4 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 Casey depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Migration assumptions influenced by:
- Substantial new housing opportunities in the major growth areas, namely Berwick (South), Botanic Ridge, Cranbourne North, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne West, Clyde North and the Clyde Growth Area which are expected to attract predominantly young couples, and young and established families
- Gain in young adults (18-24 years) in established areas such as Doveton-Eumemmerring, Hallam (both suburbs having a diversity of housing stock) and Hampton Park
- Gain of empty nesters and early retirees (50-69 years), decreasing over the period as households that moved in during earlier periods of the City's development age and become empty nester households, with a proportion accessing lifestyle options elsewhere
- Small gain of older persons (70+ years) in established areas