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Tweed Shire

Population and age structure

Between 2011 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Tweed Shire indicate a 24.5% increase in population under working age, a 31.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 14.7% increase in population of working age.

Knowledge of how the age structure of the population is changing is essential for planning age-based facilities and services, such as child care, recreation and aged care.

The forecast age groups of Tweed Shire is a function of the current age of the population (people aging each year, being born and dying) as well as the age of people migrating into and out of the area. This in turn is driven by location (fringe, city centre, regional or rural) the existing housing stock (separate dwellings, medium or high density), the amount and type of new residential development (same as existing stock, or diversifying) and where the area is in a cycle of change. We call this the area’s residential role and function. You can learn more about this in the section household and suburb life cycles.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Tweed Shire - Total persons201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 5,0465.76,0885.77,1325.7+2,086
5 to 9 5,1365.86,7086.38,0376.4+2,901
10 to 14 5,4856.26,7076.38,1966.5+2,711
15 to 19 5,4156.15,8555.57,1455.7+1,730
20 to 24 4,1264.74,5604.35,3744.3+1,248
25 to 29 4,0094.54,5304.35,0794.0+1,070
30 to 34 4,0964.65,1374.85,8494.7+1,753
35 to 39 5,0855.75,9325.67,1365.7+2,051
40 to 44 5,5956.36,4486.17,9466.3+2,351
45 to 49 6,0046.86,4656.17,9846.3+1,980
50 to 54 6,5897.56,8576.48,1136.5+1,524
55 to 59 6,0066.87,2726.88,4116.7+2,405
60 to 64 5,9016.77,5407.18,5496.8+2,648
65 to 69 5,2025.97,4127.08,1866.5+2,984
70 to 74 4,4785.16,2695.97,3725.9+2,894
75 to 79 4,0744.65,1674.96,2565.0+2,182
80 to 84 3,2723.73,8243.64,6773.7+1,405
85 and over2,9183.33,6303.44,3283.4+1,410
Total persons88,437100.0106,401100.0125,770100.0+37,333

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 4,328 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 4,677 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 6,256 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 7,372 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 8,186 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 8,549 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 8,411 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 8,113 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 7,984 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 7,946 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 7,136 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 5,849 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 5,079 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 5,374 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 7,145 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 8,196 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 8,037 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 7,132 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 3,630 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 3,824 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 5,167 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 6,269 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 7,412 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 7,540 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 7,272 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 6,857 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 6,465 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 6,448 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 5,932 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 5,137 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 4,530 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 4,560 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 5,855 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 6,707 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 6,708 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 6,088 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011: 2,918 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011: 3,272 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011: 4,074 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011: 4,478 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011: 5,202 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011: 5,901 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011: 6,006 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011: 6,589 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011: 6,004 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011: 5,595 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011: 5,085 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011: 4,096 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011: 4,009 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011: 4,126 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011: 5,415 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011: 5,485 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011: 5,136 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011: 5,046
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 697 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 852 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 1,089 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 1,104 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 774 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 1,009 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 1,139 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 1,255 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,520 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 1,498 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 1,204 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 712 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 550 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 813 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 1,290 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 1,488 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 1,328 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 1,044 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2026: 712 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2026: 552 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2026: 1,093 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2026: 1,791 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2026: 2,210 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2026: 1,639 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2026: 1,266 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2026: 268 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2026: 461 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2026: 853 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2026: 847 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2026: 1,041 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2026: 521 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2026: 434 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2026: 440 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2026: 1,222 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2026: 1,572 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2026: 1,042
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant age structure for persons in Tweed Shire was ages 50 to 54 , which accounted for 7.5% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 65 to 69 , which is expected to increase by 2,210 and account for 7.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 60 to 64 years, with a total of 7,540 persons.

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