Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Maoribank is 25-29 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 Upper Hutt City depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Gain of young families with children aged 25-34 years with children aged 0-4 years in the first five years of the forecast due to the higher than normal levels of residential development occuring in the area
- Loss of young adults aged 18-24 years who leave the area for education and employment opportunities elsewhere
- Gain of mature adults and empty nesters aged 50-54 years, mainly in the short term
- Slight gains in the short term of retirees and the elderly aged 60+ years