Town of East Fremantle
Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Town of East Fremantle is 25-29 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2021 to 2026.
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 South West Group depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- In the short term it is assumed that the traditional pattern of net migration will continue, with the Town attracting established families attracted into existing housing stock. The short-term rate of migration over the pre-2016 period is influenced primarily by the final stages of development of the Richmond Quarter and the possible redevelopment of the Woodside Hospital
- In the medium to long term it is expected that an increase in higher density housing within centres and, potentially, the redevelopment of the Leeuwin Army Barracks, will result with an increase in young adults attracted into the area, forming a natural extension of the established rental market in wider Fremantle
- Minor loss of empty nesters and retirees (60-74 years), most likely triggered by downsizing once adult children leave home
- Small gain in older adults (75+ years).