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Tweed Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Tweed Heads

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Tweed Heads indicate a 36.9% increase in population under working age, a 19.8% increase in population of retirement age, and a 31.6% 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 Heads 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 Heads - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 43474.14884.55334.2+186
5 to 92803.33983.74623.7+182
10 to 143013.63843.64603.6+159
15 to 193203.84404.15174.1+197
20 to 244134.95775.46104.8+197
25 to 294225.05895.56154.9+193
30 to 344415.35585.25994.7+158
35 to 393784.55375.06004.7+222
40 to 444165.05905.56625.2+246
45 to 494225.06125.77255.7+303
50 to 544835.86476.07776.1+294
55 to 596467.77216.78877.0+241
60 to 646678.07957.49607.6+293
65 to 696878.28708.11,0068.0+319
70 to 746447.78387.81,0058.0+361
75 to 795316.37326.89197.3+388
80 to 844265.15214.87275.8+301
85 and over5656.74564.25784.6+13
Total persons8,389100.010,752100.012,641100.0+4,252
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), March 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Tweed Heads was ages 65 to 69, which accounted for 8.2% 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 201 and account for 6.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 65 to 69 years, with a total of 870 persons.

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