Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in Tweed Shire is forecast to grow from 40,452 in 2011 to 48,474 in 2026, with the average household size remaining stable from 2.38 to 2.38 by 2026.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Tweed Shire. The period 2011 to 2026, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.
It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.
|Forecast population, households and dwellings|
|Tweed Shire||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||4,424||5,766||7,775||9,532||9,837|
|Average annual change||--||0.98%||1.21%||1.53%||1.73%||1.64%|
|Average household size||2.38||2.38||2.37||2.38||2.39||2.40|
|Population in non private dwellings||1,503||1,575||1,613||1,643||1,733||1,763|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||90.34||91.06||90.85||90.67||90.55||90.43|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, May 2017.
In 2011, the total population of Tweed Shire was estimated to be 88,437 people. It is expected to increase by over 17,900 people to 106,401 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.24%. This is based on an increase of over 7,400 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household remaining stable from 2.38 to 2.38 by 2026.