Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Carterton South is 30-34 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 Wairarapa depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Relatively stable migration profile through the forecast. Less of a gain of empty nesters and retirees than Carterton North but still evident.
- Gain of young and established families aged 30-39 years with children aged 0-9 years.
- Little change in net migration of older residents aged over 70 years.
- Loss of young adults aged 17-24 years, more so 20-24 year olds, who leave the District for education and employment opportunities elsewhere.