Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Villawood 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:
- Over the period 2016 to 2021, owing to the development of Maple Village and other sites, there is a short term large increase through migration in all age groups, principally in younger families (0-9 and 20-39 years) driven by the availability of new housing
- Post-2021 much of this opportunitiy will have been exhausted, and migration rates fall; however, it is expected that young adults (18-24 years) will continue to be attracted into the area owing to future higher and medium density development and a likely increase in the rental market