Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Fairfield West is 35-39 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 Fairfield City depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Migration assumptions influenced by:
- Limited development opportunities results in a net loss in most age groups, as people move out of the area once their housing needs change
- A loss of sfamily households in most family age groups owing to a lack of available housing for younger homemakers or older families looking to upgrade
- Loss of young adults and couples (18-29 years) thoughout the period
- Loss of empty-nester and retiree age groups (50+)