Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Aintree is 30-34 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 City of Melton depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Large growth area which will experience significant gain in population from the early 2020s
- Gain of young couples without children aged 25-29 years
- Gain of young and established families aged 25-39 years old with children aged 0-14 years
- Gain of young adults aged 15-19 years old
- Gain of mature adults, empty nesters and early retirees aged 45-64 years
- Older age groups tend to be less mobile so while there is a gain of older adults and the frail elderly aged 75 years and older, these are relatively minor gains