City of Port Phillip
Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in City of Port Phillip is 20-24 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 Port Phillip depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Migration assumptions influenced by:
- New housing opportunities in St Kilda Road, St Kilda and East St Kilda, which are expected to attract young singles and couples. Post 2021, the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal development starts, and provides very significant housing opportunities throughout the remainder of the forecast period, again attracting predominantly younger adults, although there will be an element of other age groups and other household types.
- Affordability and market preference means that some loss of young and established couples and families from the City is expected to occur