Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Spearwood 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:
- Net gain in most age groups over the short-term as the area continues to regenerate. The redevelopment of residential areas that have been rezoned for medium density development and the increased utilisation of undeveloped lots is expected to result in growth in young adults (18-29 years)
- A small loss in young families throughout the period, increasing post 2021 with this group most likely attracted to new housing within surrounding greenfield areas