City of Swan
Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in the City of Swan 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 City of Swan depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Substantial new housing opportunities in the growth corridor areas influence outcomes for the City as a whole
- Greenfield areas such as Ellenbrook, the Urban Growth Corridor and Bullsbrook/North Ellenbrook are assumed to attract family, and future family, households
- Maturing areas such as Altone and Ballajura are assumed to have stable, even declining populations, as households mature through the suburb lifecycle
- Midland is assumed to attract smaller households, particularly young adults in the rental market, in medium density developments.