Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Kurunjang is 10-14 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:
- Several housing markets evident in the area with net migration rates higher in the 2016-2021 period due to a period of higher residential development
- Loss of older adults aged 35-39 years old
- Gain of mature families aged 40-49 years with children aged 10-19 years
- Little gain or loss through migration in ages 50+ in the 2016-2021 period with these losses increasing in the 2021-2026 period and even more so beyond those years