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Tweed Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Tweed Shire Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Tweed Shire Council is forecast to grow from 42,937 in 2016 to 59,621 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.38 to 2.41 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Tweed Shire Council. 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 Shire CouncilForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--4,0254,4186,74511,14112,150
Average annual change--0.84%0.89%1.29%1.97%1.95%
Average household size2.382.362.352.352.382.41
Population in non private dwellings2,0292,0292,0292,0292,0292,029
Dwelling occupancy rate89.8490.2990.3790.4190.5590.72
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), March 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Tweed Shire Council was estimated to be 93,742 people. It is expected to increase by over 15,188 people to 108,930 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.51%. This is based on an increase of over 6,829 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.38 to 2.35 by 2026.

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