Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Fairfield East 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 Fairfield City depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Migration assumptions influenced by:
- Relatively low levels of future development mean that, over time, the area declines in numbers gained through in-migration
- Gain of young adults (18-24 years) attracted to higher density development within commercial centres
- Small gains in mature families (5-14 and 30-39 years), declining to a loss in all family groups post 2026, owing to relatively scarce opportunity to move to family housing within area. this is especially so with young families (0-4 and 20-29 years) attracted to homeowning opportunities elsewhere
- Small loss of empty-nester and retiree age groups (55-69 years)
- Little net change through migration in older people (70+ years), fluctuating between small gains and losses over the period, owing to the low numbers involved