Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Taita South is 85+ 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:
- Evidence of suburban regeneration occuring here with limited assumed residential development in the future
- Several housing markets as people age in place and newer families occupy available housing stock in the future
- Minor losses of young adults aged 20-24 years old
- Minor gains of young families aged 25-34 years with children aged 0-4 years
- Some minor gains of mature adults aged 40-49 years
- Minor loss of empty nesters, early retirees and retirees aged 50-69 years
- Gain of older frail elderly adults aged 85+ years moving closer to healthcare and medical facilities in Hutt City