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

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Tweed Shire is forecast to grow from 43,203 in 2016 to 53,579 in 2031, with the average household size rising from 2.34 to 2.37 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Tweed Shire. The period 2016 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 ShireForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population93,45899,571107,543117,311127,434
Change in population (5yrs)--6,1137,9729,76810,123
Average annual change--1.28%1.55%1.75%1.67%
Households39,33341,74144,86948,67952,766
Average household size2.342.352.362.372.38
Population in non private dwellings1,6151,6531,6831,7731,803
Dwellings43,20345,92249,38953,57958,033
Dwelling occupancy rate91.0490.9090.8590.8590.92

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.38 2035 Average household size: 2.38 2034 Average household size: 2.38 2033 Average household size: 2.38 2032 Average household size: 2.38 2031 Average household size: 2.37 2030 Average household size: 2.37 2029 Average household size: 2.37 2028 Average household size: 2.37 2027 Average household size: 2.36 2026 Average household size: 2.36 2025 Average household size: 2.36 2024 Average household size: 2.35 2023 Average household size: 2.35 2022 Average household size: 2.35 2021 Average household size: 2.35 2020 Average household size: 2.34 2019 Average household size: 2.34 2018 Average household size: 2.34 2017 Average household size: 2.34 2016 Average household size: 2.33 2036 Average household size: 2.38 2035 Average household size: 2.38 2034 Average household size: 2.38 2033 Average household size: 2.38 2032 Average household size: 2.38 2031 Average household size: 2.37 2030 Average household size: 2.37 2029 Average household size: 2.37 2028 Average household size: 2.37 2027 Average household size: 2.36 2026 Average household size: 2.36 2025 Average household size: 2.36 2024 Average household size: 2.35 2023 Average household size: 2.35 2022 Average household size: 2.35 2021 Average household size: 2.35 2020 Average household size: 2.34 2019 Average household size: 2.34 2018 Average household size: 2.34 2017 Average household size: 2.34 2036 Households: 52,766 2035 Households: 51,940 2034 Households: 51,119 2033 Households: 50,296 2032 Households: 49,477 2031 Households: 48,679 2030 Households: 47,880 2029 Households: 47,092 2028 Households: 46,333 2027 Households: 45,587 2026 Households: 44,867 2025 Households: 44,177 2024 Households: 43,535 2023 Households: 42,929 2022 Households: 42,331 2021 Households: 41,740 2020 Households: 41,184 2019 Households: 40,631 2018 Households: 40,176 2017 Households: 39,736 2016 Households: 39,335 2036 Total population: 127,434 2035 Total population: 125,402 2034 Total population: 123,380 2033 Total population: 121,360 2032 Total population: 119,327 2031 Total population: 117,311 2030 Total population: 115,298 2029 Total population: 113,306 2028 Total population: 111,387 2027 Total population: 109,496 2026 Total population: 107,543 2025 Total population: 105,765 2024 Total population: 104,148 2023 Total population: 102,617 2022 Total population: 101,098 2021 Total population: 99,571 2020 Total population: 98,161 2019 Total population: 96,765 2018 Total population: 95,675 2017 Total population: 94,572 2016 Total population: 93,458
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Tweed Shire was estimated to be 93,458 people. It is expected to increase by over 23,800 people to 117,311 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.30%. This is based on an increase of over 9,300 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.34 to 2.37 by 2026.

The number of dwellings in Tweed Shire is forecast to grow from 43,203 in 2016 to 53,579 in 2031, with the average household size rising from 2.34 to 2.37 by 2031.

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