Town of Port HedlandPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Town of Port Hedland

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the Town of Port Hedland indicate a 4.9% increase in population under working age, a 44.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 5.4% 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 the Town of Port Hedland 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
Town of Port Hedland - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 1,4739.81,5009.32,73810.1+1,265
5 to 9 1,3138.71,2567.82,5559.4+1,242
10 to 14 8535.71,0616.61,9597.2+1,106
15 to 19 7004.78395.21,5315.7+831
20 to 24 9796.51,0966.81,9277.1+948
25 to 29 1,71311.41,72110.72,96210.9+1,249
30 to 34 1,74511.61,75210.93,06911.3+1,324
35 to 39 1,3158.71,5429.62,5269.3+1,211
40 to 44 1,1517.61,2717.91,9687.3+817
45 to 49 1,0647.11,0816.71,6366.0+572
50 to 54 1,0036.79445.91,3485.0+345
55 to 59 7665.17314.69823.6+216
60 to 64 4593.15053.26322.3+173
65 to 69 2681.83302.14501.7+182
70 to 74 1240.81891.23211.2+197
75 to 79 660.41020.62080.8+142
80 to 84 310.2550.31500.6+119
85 and over260.2690.41220.5+96
Total persons15,049100.016,045100.027,085100.0+12,036

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2018.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 122 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 150 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 208 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 321 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 450 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 632 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 982 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 1,348 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 1,636 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 1,968 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 2,526 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 3,069 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 2,962 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 1,927 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 1,531 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 1,959 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 2,555 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 2,738 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 69 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 55 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 102 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 189 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 330 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 505 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 731 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 944 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 1,081 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 1,271 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 1,542 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 1,752 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 1,721 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 1,096 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 839 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 1,061 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 1,256 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 1,500 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 26 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 31 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 66 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 124 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 268 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 459 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 766 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 1,003 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 1,064 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 1,151 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 1,315 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 1,745 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 1,713 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 979 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 700 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 853 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 1,313 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 1,473
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2018.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2041: 54 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 95 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 106 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: 132 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: 120 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: 127 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: 251 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: 404 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: 555 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: 697 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: 984 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: 1,317 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: 1,241 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: 831 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: 692 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: 898 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: 1,299 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 1,239 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 43 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 24 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 36 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 65 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 62 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 46 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: -35 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: -59 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 17 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 120 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 227 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 7 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 8 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 117 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 139 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 208 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -57 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 27
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the Town of Port Hedland was ages 30 to 34 , which accounted for 11.6% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 35 to 39 , which is expected to increase by 227 and account for 9.6% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 1,752 persons.

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