The old Hibernian Society of Sydney, now called Aevum, has acquired two villages in Perth from the Multiple Sclerosis Society, being River Parks and River Pines, both located in Wilson. This takes to 4 the number of villages purchased in 3 months. Aevum now has 20 villages, predominantly in NSW.

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The 2006 census reveals that established sea change locations are slowing down in population growth. Major NSW beachside towns like Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie in NSW only grew by 4% over the 5 years since the 2001 census and Byron Bay actually shrunk by 4,000 residents.

The Surf Coast in Victoria grew by 12% while the Fleurieu Peninsular (south of Adelaide) grew by 17% and Mandurah (south of Perth) was up 23%.

Over 65’s still dominate the sea change world; they average 19% of sea change communities while only making up 13% of the population.