Tweed Shire CouncilPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Tweed Shire

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in Tweed Shire is 35-39 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2026 to 2031.

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 Tweed Shire depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Migration assumptions influenced by:

  • Relatively stable migration profile expected across the 2016-2026 period, with net in-migration increasing over time as development opportunities are realised eg Cobaki Lakes
  • Dual housing market consisting of families (children aged 0-14 years) and older adults/retirees (50-69 years)
  • Significant loss of young adults (18-24 years), many of whom are leaving the family home and moving elsewhere for education and employment opportunities.
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 8 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -142 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -201 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -57 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 161 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 702 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 956 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 822 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 710 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 917 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 1,214 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 1,084 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 500 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: -533 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: -595 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 415 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 949 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 1,178 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 31 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -90 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -93 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -27 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 208 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 583 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 722 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 758 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 475 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 756 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 898 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 752 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 459 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: -482 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: -593 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 299 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 731 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 951 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 8 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -142 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: -201 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: -57 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 161 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 702 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 956 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 822 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 710 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 917 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 1,214 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 1,084 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 500 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: -533 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: -595 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 415 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 949 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 1,178 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 31 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -90 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: -93 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -27 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 208 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 583 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 722 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 758 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 475 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 756 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 898 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 752 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 459 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: -482 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: -593 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 299 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 731 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 951
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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