Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Busby is 5-9 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2026 to 2031.
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 Liverpool City depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- An overall loss of persons overtime through net migration. This is because of limited development opportunity and low demand for housing within this area. As children grow older, or life circumstances change, people access housing opportunities elsewhere
- Small gain of young and established families (0-14 and parent groups between 30 and 54 years), accessing affordable family housing. Owing to the small numbers involved many of these groups fluctuate between small gains and losses overtime
- Loss of young adults and home makers (18-29 years) leaving the family home to access education, employment or affordable housing opportunities elsewhere