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City of MeltonPopulation forecast


Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in Fieldstone is 25-29 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 net migration change in the short term which does not result in much of a notable illustration of role and function. Post 2026, however, as residential development in the area increases significantly, the role and function story becomes more evident
  • Gain of young couples without children and young families aged 25-34 years old with children aged 0-9 years
  • Slight gain of mature adults, empty nesters, , early retirees and retirees aged 40-74 years

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