Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Beeliar is 20-24 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 Cockburn depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Migration assumptions influenced by:
- The level of in-migration drops over the period 2016-2026 as development starts to slow and greenfield sites are exhausted. As the housing market matures it is expected that the area will continue to attract younger families (0-4 and 20-34 years), albeit at a much lower scale than previously, but lose established families (10-19 and 35-44) as they seek to upgrade to housing elsewhere
- Overtime, a loss in empty nester and retiree groups (50-69 years) as residents who were part of an earlier wave of in-migration in the more established areas of the suburb begin to down-size to other locations
- Little change through migration in older age groups (70+ years)