Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Deanside 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:
- Deanside is a future growth area which will change in character with anticipated high levels of residential growth.
- From 2022-onwards, the residential development in the area will result in a net gain of almost all age groups.
- Gain of young couples aged 25-29 years and young families with children aged 25-34 years with children aged 0-9 years.
- Gain of established families aged 35-44 years with children aged 10-14 years.
- Gain of young adults aged 15-19 years as older children of those families
- Slight gain of mature adults aged over 40 years old and those aged over 50 years representing empty nesters and early retirees
- Low levels of net migration gain in older age groups, 75 years and older as the older segment of the population tends to be less mobile.