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Tweed Shire

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Tweed Shire indicate a 21.8% increase in population under working age, a 18.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 11.5% 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 persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45,1435.56,1105.77,2205.7+2,077
5 to 95,6006.06,7586.38,1286.4+2,528
10 to 145,3185.76,6906.28,2816.5+2,963
15 to 195,1625.55,8765.57,2245.7+2,062
20 to 244,2334.54,5164.25,4224.3+1,189
25 to 294,1034.44,5824.35,1634.1+1,060
30 to 344,8215.25,1364.85,9274.7+1,106
35 to 394,9515.35,9775.67,2415.7+2,290
40 to 445,7036.16,5916.18,0336.3+2,330
45 to 495,8736.36,5006.08,0816.3+2,208
50 to 546,2386.76,9286.48,2646.5+2,026
55 to 596,9787.57,3026.88,5206.7+1,542
60 to 646,5637.07,4967.08,6746.8+2,111
65 to 696,5367.07,4827.08,2666.5+1,730
70 to 745,3105.76,4066.07,3835.8+2,073
75 to 794,2294.55,5025.16,3345.0+2,105
80 to 843,1973.43,9763.74,7793.8+1,582
85 and over3,5003.73,7163.54,4933.5+993
Total persons93,458100.0107,543100.0127,434100.0+33,976

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 4,493 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 4,779 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 6,334 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 7,383 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 8,266 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 8,674 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 8,520 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 8,264 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 8,081 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 8,033 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 7,241 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 5,927 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 5,163 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 5,422 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 7,224 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 8,281 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 8,128 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 7,220 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 3,716 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 3,976 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 5,502 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 6,406 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 7,482 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 7,496 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 7,302 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 6,928 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 6,500 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 6,591 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 5,977 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 5,136 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 4,582 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 4,516 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 5,876 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 6,690 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 6,758 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 6,110 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 3,500 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 3,197 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 4,229 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 5,310 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 6,536 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 6,563 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 6,978 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 6,238 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 5,873 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 5,703 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 4,951 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 4,821 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 4,103 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 4,233 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 5,162 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 5,318 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 5,600 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 5,143
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 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: 777 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 803 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 832 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 977 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 784 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 1,178 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 1,217 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 1,336 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,581 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 1,442 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 1,264 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 791 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 581 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 906 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 1,349 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 1,592 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 1,370 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 1,110 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 216 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 779 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 1,273 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 1,096 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 946 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 933 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 324 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 690 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 627 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 888 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 1,026 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 315 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 479 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 283 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 714 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 1,372 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 1,158 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 967
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Tweed Shire was ages 55 to 59, which accounted for 7.5% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 10 to 14, which is expected to increase by 1,372 and account for 6.2% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 60 to 64 years, with a total of 7,496 persons.

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