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City of WyndhamPopulation forecast

Little River - Rural West (locality)

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in Little River - Rural West (locality) 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 Wyndham depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Major migration assumptions:

  • Minimal population change due to migration from 2016- 2021. However, considerable growth expected after 2026 as new residential development opportunties are realised
  • From 2027, substantial gain in young adults and homebuilders (25-39 years), many of whom will be first home buyers
  • Some gain in maturing families and pre-retirees (45-64 years) seeking a semi-rural lifestyle
  • Minimal change through migration in retirement years

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