Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Eastbourne is 35-39 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2013 to 2018.
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 Hutt City depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Relatively stable migration profile throughout the forecast period
- Consistent loss of young adults aged 15-24 years, representing those in their late teens and early twenties moving out of the area elsewhere in search of education and employment purposes either within Hutt City or outside the TA
- Gain of young and established families aged 30-44 years with children aged 0-14 years old
- Minor net gains and losses of those adults aged 45+ years, representing the empty nester, early retiree and retiree segment of the population
- Some gain of the frail elderly aged 80+ years