Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Bonnie Brook is 30-34 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 City of Melton depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Little notable net gain in the area until the 2022-2026 period when transformation of the area begins with high rates of residential development. The area increases even more in terms of residential development post 2026 and develops its role and function characteristics
- Post 2026 there is a strong gain of families with children and couples with children
- In the 2016-2021 period, there is evidence of suburban regeneration and ageing in place with some changes in volume and nature of net migration gain once large scale residential development commences