Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Karabar 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Several housing markets present due to limited development opportunity, ageing in place and suburban regeneration taking place
- Loss of families wiht children aged 30-39 years with children aged 0-9 years
- Loss of mature adults, empty nesters and early retirees aged 55-64 years
- Little change in older age groups aged over 65 years with some minor gain of less mobile adults aged over 85 years who may migrate to the area from rural areas due to proximity to aged care and healthcare services