South Lake - Cockburn Central
Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in South Lake - Cockburn Central is 20-24 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:
- Expectations that population will grow through increasing migration over the forecast period as development continues in and around Cockburn Central
- Gains in most age groups with particularly strong growth in young adults (18-29 years) attracted to the higher density housing opportunities, rental accomodation and the area's transport links to emplyment and educational opportunities
- Loss of young families as couples move to housing suitable for families elsewhere (potentially in neighbouring growth areas), triggered by the birth of a first child, or the requirement for a larger house on the birth of a further child
- Little net change through migration in older age groups (55+ years)