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Port Macquarie Rural Fringe

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
Port Macquarie Rural FringeForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population3,7134,0394,3934,9465,588
Change in population (5yrs)--325355553642
Average annual change--1.69%1.70%2.40%2.47%
Households1,3361,4651,5891,7972,040
Average household size2.782.762.762.752.74
Population in non private dwellings00000
Dwellings1,4091,5291,6591,8762,130
Dwelling occupancy rate94.8295.8195.7895.7995.77

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: 2.74 2035 Average household size: 2.74 2034 Average household size: 2.74 2033 Average household size: 2.74 2032 Average household size: 2.75 2031 Average household size: 2.75 2030 Average household size: 2.76 2029 Average household size: 2.77 2028 Average household size: 2.78 2027 Average household size: 2.78 2026 Average household size: 2.76 2025 Average household size: 2.78 2024 Average household size: 2.80 2023 Average household size: 2.78 2022 Average household size: 2.77 2021 Average household size: 2.76 2020 Average household size: 2.77 2019 Average household size: 2.80 2018 Average household size: 2.80 2017 Average household size: 2.78 2016 Average household size: 2.78 2036 Average household size: 2.74 2035 Average household size: 2.74 2034 Average household size: 2.74 2033 Average household size: 2.74 2032 Average household size: 2.75 2031 Average household size: 2.75 2030 Average household size: 2.76 2029 Average household size: 2.77 2028 Average household size: 2.78 2027 Average household size: 2.78 2026 Average household size: 2.76 2025 Average household size: 2.78 2024 Average household size: 2.80 2023 Average household size: 2.78 2022 Average household size: 2.77 2021 Average household size: 2.76 2020 Average household size: 2.77 2019 Average household size: 2.80 2018 Average household size: 2.80 2017 Average household size: 2.78 2036 Households: 2,040 2035 Households: 1,990 2034 Households: 1,939 2033 Households: 1,888 2032 Households: 1,842 2031 Households: 1,797 2030 Households: 1,753 2029 Households: 1,711 2028 Households: 1,669 2027 Households: 1,627 2026 Households: 1,589 2025 Households: 1,557 2024 Households: 1,534 2023 Households: 1,511 2022 Households: 1,488 2021 Households: 1,465 2020 Households: 1,439 2019 Households: 1,413 2018 Households: 1,387 2017 Households: 1,361 2016 Households: 1,336 2036 Total population: 5,588 2035 Total population: 5,451 2034 Total population: 5,315 2033 Total population: 5,179 2032 Total population: 5,060 2031 Total population: 4,946 2030 Total population: 4,838 2029 Total population: 4,732 2028 Total population: 4,632 2027 Total population: 4,530 2026 Total population: 4,393 2025 Total population: 4,324 2024 Total population: 4,288 2023 Total population: 4,204 2022 Total population: 4,119 2021 Total population: 4,039 2020 Total population: 3,991 2019 Total population: 3,954 2018 Total population: 3,880 2017 Total population: 3,789 2016 Total population: 3,713
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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