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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 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 41,4739.81,5009.32,73810.1+1,265
5 to 91,3138.71,2567.82,5559.4+1,242
10 to 148535.71,0616.61,9597.2+1,106
15 to 197004.78395.21,5315.7+831
20 to 249796.51,0966.81,9277.1+948
25 to 291,71311.41,72110.72,96210.9+1,249
30 to 341,74511.61,75210.93,06911.3+1,324
35 to 391,3158.71,5429.62,5269.3+1,211
40 to 441,1517.61,2717.91,9687.3+817
45 to 491,0647.11,0816.71,6366.0+572
50 to 541,0036.79445.91,3485.0+345
55 to 597665.17314.69823.6+216
60 to 644593.15053.26322.3+173
65 to 692681.83302.14501.7+182
70 to 741240.81891.23211.2+197
75 to 79660.41020.62080.8+142
80 to 84310.2550.31500.6+119
85 and over260.2690.41220.5+96
Total persons15,049100.016,045100.027,085100.0+12,036
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in 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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