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City of SalisburyPopulation forecast

Mawson Lakes

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in Mawson Lakes is 15-19 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 Salisbury depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Major migration assumptions:

  • Relatively stable migration profile expected across the 2016-2026 period
  • This is an area that has recently undergone its growth phase, having experienced extensive residential development. This is declining over the forecast period as residential development opportunities are exhausted
  • Significant gain of young adults (18-29 years) seeking relatively affordable accommodation close to education facilities. This is inidicative of the remaiing supply, which is mostly medium and higher density development close to the train station
  • Loss of young families seeking housing opportunities elsewhere
  • Modest gain of older adults (50-64 years) in the short term
  • Minimal change in population through migration at age 65 years and over.

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