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Town of Port HedlandPopulation forecast

Town of Port Hedland

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the Town of Port Hedland is forecast to grow from 7,667 in 2016 to 12,305 in 2041, with the average household size rising from 2.69 to 2.77 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Town of Port Hedland. 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.

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Forecast population, households and dwellings
Town of Port HedlandForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population15,04914,66416,04519,24922,97327,085
Change in population (5yrs)---3851,3803,2043,7244,112
Average annual change---0.52%1.82%3.71%3.60%3.35%
Households5,2075,1485,5376,5707,8449,299
Average household size2.692.642.672.732.762.77
Population in non private dwellings1,0641,0551,2781,3181,3181,318
Dwellings7,6677,7158,0809,27610,72512,305
Dwelling occupancy rate67.9166.7368.5370.8373.1475.57
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the Town of Port Hedland was estimated to be 15,049 people. It is expected to increase by over 4,200 people to 19,249 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.49%. This is based on an increase of over 1,363 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.69 to 2.73 by 2026.

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