Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Waterloo East 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
- Gains of young couples, young families and mature families aged 30-44 years with children aged 0-4 years
- Losses of older families with parents aged 45-49 years old and children aged 10-14 years
- Losses of young adults aged 15-24 years during the forecast period who leave the area in search of education and employment opportunities elsewhere in the City of outside the City
- Some minor losses of mature adults and empty nesters
- Little change in the elderly population aged 70-84 years however there is notable gain of the frail elderly aged 85+ years, migrating closer to heathcare and medical facilities in the core of the City