Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Waikanae Park is 70-74 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 Kāpiti Coast depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Several housing markets present in the area during the forecast.
- Increased rates of residential development in the area will drive net migration gains of many age groups to increase.
- Loss of young adults aged 18-24 years leaving the area in search of education and employment opportunities elsewhere.
- Some gain of young and established families aged 25-39 years with children aged 0-4 years and teenage children aged 15-17 years.
- Some gain of mature adults and empty nesters aged 45-54 years.
- Gain of early retirees and retirees aged 55-69 years.
- Gain of elderly adults aged 70-79 years.
- Some loss of frail elderly adults aged over 80 years.