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Upper Hutt City

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in Upper Hutt City is 0-4 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2023 to 2028.

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 Upper Hutt City depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Major migration assumptions:

  • Upper Hutt City experiences a relatively consistent migration profile over time
  • A gain of young and established families aged 25-44 years with children aged 0-9 years
  • A loss of young adults aged 15-24 years old (represeitativy mainly of 18-24 year olds) leaving Upper Hutt City for education and employment opportunities in Wellington City or elsewhere in the region or further afield
  • Slight loss of mature adults, empty nesters and early retirees aged 50-64 years
  • Some slight gain of the elderly aged 80+ years, attracted to the area for the development of several retirement village and aged care facilities and for the proximity to healthcare services.
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