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Town of Port HedlandPopulation forecast

Town of Port Hedland

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Town of Port Hedland indicate a 8.2% increase in males under working age, a 44.6% increase in males of retirement age, and a 1.2% increase in males 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 males201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 47449.47719.31,38110.3+637
5 to 96518.26577.91,2869.6+635
10 to 144365.55536.71,0117.5+575
15 to 193354.24024.97475.6+412
20 to 244655.94946.08546.4+389
25 to 2986210.985010.31,41110.5+549
30 to 3490511.489210.81,51511.3+610
35 to 397078.98189.91,3069.7+599
40 to 446478.26948.41,0317.7+384
45 to 495987.55696.98126.1+214
50 to 545597.04956.06424.8+83
55 to 594726.04044.94913.7+19
60 to 642633.32643.23032.3+40
65 to 691481.91842.22251.7+77
70 to 74690.9981.21511.1+82
75 to 79360.5540.71120.8+76
80 to 84190.2340.4890.7+70
85 and over150.2450.5510.4+36
Total persons7,931100.08,278100.013,420100.0+5,489
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for males in Town of Port Hedland was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 11.4% of the total males.

The largest increase in males between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 10 to 14, which is expected to increase by 117 and account for 6.7% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2026 is 30 to 34 years, with a total of 892 males.

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