Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in East Precinct is 20-24 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 City of Maribyrnong depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Between 2016-2031 migration assumptions influenced by
- Significant increase in migration expected as development opportunities are realised
- 'Stage post' area with a youth-related housing market area (18-29 years), with attraction to tertiary students and people living in young single or couple households (often rentals)
- Loss of young families with children aged 0-9 years
- Little change through migration expected in age groups 50 years and over