Port Macquarie - Hastings CouncilPopulation 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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Lake Cathie - Bonny Hills

Population, households and dwellings

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area. 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.

Forecast population, households and dwellings
Lake Cathie - Bonny HillsForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population6,3447,2348,1449,0169,898
Change in population (5yrs)--890910871882
Average annual change--2.66%2.40%2.05%1.89%
Households2,5872,9393,2893,6423,994
Average household size2.452.462.462.462.45
Population in non private dwellings665656106
Dwellings2,8903,2803,6704,0604,450
Dwelling occupancy rate89.5289.6089.6289.7089.75

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.45 2035 Average household size: 2.45 2034 Average household size: 2.45 2033 Average household size: 2.44 2032 Average household size: 2.44 2031 Average household size: 2.46 2030 Average household size: 2.46 2029 Average household size: 2.45 2028 Average household size: 2.45 2027 Average household size: 2.44 2026 Average household size: 2.46 2025 Average household size: 2.45 2024 Average household size: 2.45 2023 Average household size: 2.44 2022 Average household size: 2.44 2021 Average household size: 2.46 2020 Average household size: 2.46 2019 Average household size: 2.45 2018 Average household size: 2.45 2017 Average household size: 2.44 2016 Average household size: 2.45 2036 Average household size: 2.45 2035 Average household size: 2.45 2034 Average household size: 2.45 2033 Average household size: 2.44 2032 Average household size: 2.44 2031 Average household size: 2.46 2030 Average household size: 2.46 2029 Average household size: 2.45 2028 Average household size: 2.45 2027 Average household size: 2.44 2026 Average household size: 2.46 2025 Average household size: 2.45 2024 Average household size: 2.45 2023 Average household size: 2.44 2022 Average household size: 2.44 2021 Average household size: 2.46 2020 Average household size: 2.46 2019 Average household size: 2.45 2018 Average household size: 2.45 2017 Average household size: 2.44 2036 Households: 3,993 2035 Households: 3,923 2034 Households: 3,852 2033 Households: 3,782 2032 Households: 3,712 2031 Households: 3,641 2030 Households: 3,571 2029 Households: 3,501 2028 Households: 3,430 2027 Households: 3,360 2026 Households: 3,290 2025 Households: 3,219 2024 Households: 3,149 2023 Households: 3,079 2022 Households: 3,009 2021 Households: 2,938 2020 Households: 2,868 2019 Households: 2,798 2018 Households: 2,728 2017 Households: 2,658 2016 Households: 2,588 2036 Total population: 9,898 2035 Total population: 9,718 2034 Total population: 9,536 2033 Total population: 9,351 2032 Total population: 9,118 2031 Total population: 9,016 2030 Total population: 8,828 2029 Total population: 8,636 2028 Total population: 8,450 2027 Total population: 8,255 2026 Total population: 8,144 2025 Total population: 7,956 2024 Total population: 7,768 2023 Total population: 7,527 2022 Total population: 7,342 2021 Total population: 7,234 2020 Total population: 7,048 2019 Total population: 6,864 2018 Total population: 6,678 2017 Total population: 6,503 2016 Total population: 6,344
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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