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City of CockburnPopulation forecast

City of Cockburn

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in the City of Cockburn 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 Cockburn depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Migration assumptions influenced by:

  • Large attraction of young adults (18-34 years) attracted to apartments around Cockburn Central and housing opportunities close to Murdoch University
  • Gain of families (0-14 and 20-34 years) as residential development continues in greenfield sites in the short term. This falls in the later period to a small net loss in some child age groups as development opportunities in these areas are exhausted
  • Small attraction of older adults and empty nesters and retirees (45-54 years), principally to sites such as Port Coogee and, in later periods, the Cockburn Coastal Strategy Area. There is a drop in this age group in later years, principally because of ageing in recently developed suburbs such as Atwell and Success, with people in these areas down-sizing or moving elsewhere for lifestyle reasons
  • Slight net loss in older age groups (60+ years) in the later part of the forecast, again through the ageing of the population in recently developed areas, as people move into aged care accommodation or downsize to dwellings elsewhere

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