Whanganui Central-Laird Park
Net migration by age
The age group with the highest net migration in Whanganui Central-Laird Park is 15-19 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2018 to 2023.
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 Whanganui District depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.
Major migration assumptions:
- Relatively stable migration profile throughout the forecast period
- Gain of established families to the area, with teenage children and parents aged in their 40s.
- Slight loss of young couples without children aged 25-29 years
- Slight gain of young families with children aged 30-34 years with children aged 0-4 years
- Minor gains of adults aged 45 years and older.