Journal article

The impact of education-bound mobility on inter-regional migration age profiles in Australia

Tom Wilson

APPLIED SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND POLICY | SPRINGER | Published : 2015

Abstract

Research on internal migration age profiles is important for understanding the dynamics of a country’s population geography, creating accurate population estimates in non-census years, and smoothing migration age profiles for sub-national population projections. In the international literature, internal migration age profiles are often characterised as relatively stable over time and space, and consisting of gradual changes in migration intensities from one age to the next – as depicted by the widely-used model migration schedule. However, a few migration age profiles in Australia are known to exhibit highly age-specific ‘spikes’ related to movement to higher education institutions. This pap..

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