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Tweed Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Tweed Shire Council

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Tweed Shire Council indicate a 8.3% increase in population under working age, a 19.3% increase in population of retirement age, and a 4.9% 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 Council 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 Council - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 45,1925.55,4215.37,5635.7+2,371
5 to 95,6326.06,0545.98,4816.4+2,849
10 to 145,3415.76,0395.98,2946.3+2,953
15 to 195,1575.55,3595.27,0865.4+1,929
20 to 244,2404.54,4584.45,7244.3+1,484
25 to 294,1254.44,5234.45,8914.5+1,766
30 to 344,8245.15,0795.06,9655.3+2,141
35 to 394,9725.35,5795.57,8015.9+2,829
40 to 445,7136.15,9925.98,1696.2+2,456
45 to 495,8856.36,0405.98,0856.1+2,200
50 to 546,2366.76,4266.38,0406.1+1,804
55 to 596,9877.56,7706.68,3236.3+1,336
60 to 646,5757.07,1647.08,4066.4+1,831
65 to 696,5397.07,5507.48,5346.5+1,995
70 to 745,3235.76,6876.57,8806.0+2,557
75 to 794,2284.55,6045.56,8065.1+2,578
80 to 843,2293.43,8033.75,3604.1+2,131
85 and over3,5443.83,6353.64,8123.6+1,268
Total persons93,742100.0102,185100.0132,221100.0+38,479
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Tweed Shire Council 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 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 1,376 and account for 5.5% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 65 to 69 years, with a total of 7,550 persons.

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