Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Brookvale is 20-24 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 Northern Beaches Council area depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Gain in young adults (18-29 years) throughout the period, attracted by higher density rental properties
- Loss of young families (0-4 and 30-44 years) throughout the period, accessing family type housing elsewhere
- Gain in established families (5-14 years and 45-54 years), turning to a loss during later periods
- Small loss of empty-nesters and retirees throughout the period (55-69 years)
- Relatively little change through net migration in ages 70+