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Tweed Shire

Population and age structure

Between 2011 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Tweed Shire indicate a 28.3% increase in population under working age, a 27.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 15.5% 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 5,0465.76,2965.97,3335.8+2,287
5 to 9 5,1365.86,9326.58,2406.5+3,104
10 to 14 5,4856.26,8666.48,3786.7+2,893
15 to 19 5,4156.15,8815.57,2765.8+1,861
20 to 24 4,1264.74,5144.25,4034.3+1,277
25 to 29 4,0094.54,5104.25,0524.0+1,043
30 to 34 4,0964.65,2034.95,8864.7+1,790
35 to 39 5,0855.76,1055.77,2715.8+2,186
40 to 44 5,5956.36,6496.28,1306.5+2,535
45 to 49 6,0046.86,5556.28,1576.5+2,153
50 to 54 6,5897.56,8656.48,2606.6+1,671
55 to 59 6,0066.87,2896.88,5206.8+2,514
60 to 64 5,9016.77,4587.08,5336.8+2,632
65 to 69 5,2025.97,2076.88,0416.4+2,839
70 to 74 4,4785.16,0555.77,1015.6+2,623
75 to 79 4,0744.64,9904.75,9434.7+1,869
80 to 84 3,2723.73,6943.54,4243.5+1,152
85 and over2,9183.33,4383.24,0063.2+1,088
Total persons88,437100.0106,506100.0125,953100.0+37,516

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2014.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 4,006 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 4,424 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 5,943 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 7,101 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 8,041 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 8,533 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 8,520 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 8,260 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 8,157 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 8,130 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 7,271 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 5,886 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 5,052 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 5,403 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 7,276 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 8,378 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 8,240 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 7,333 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 3,438 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 3,694 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 4,990 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 6,055 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 7,207 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 7,458 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 7,289 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 6,865 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 6,555 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 6,649 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 6,105 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 5,203 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 4,510 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 4,514 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 5,881 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 6,866 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 6,932 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 6,296 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, July 2014.
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: 567 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 729 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 953 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 1,046 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 833 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 1,076 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 1,231 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 1,395 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,602 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 1,482 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 1,167 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 683 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 542 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 889 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 1,395 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 1,513 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 1,308 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 1,038 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2026: 520 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2026: 422 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2026: 916 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2026: 1,577 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2026: 2,005 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2026: 1,557 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2026: 1,283 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2026: 276 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2026: 551 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2026: 1,054 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2026: 1,020 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2026: 1,107 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2026: 501 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2026: 388 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2026: 466 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2026: 1,381 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2026: 1,796 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2026: 1,250
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2014.

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 2,005 and account for 6.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 60 to 64 years, with a total of 7,458 persons.

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