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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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
RuralForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population6,8257,1027,3237,5517,722
Change in population (5yrs)--277221228171
Average annual change--0.80%0.61%0.61%0.45%
Households2,6662,7562,8462,9283,005
Average household size2.562.582.572.582.57
Population in non private dwellings00000
Dwellings2,8272,9062,9863,0663,146
Dwelling occupancy rate94.3094.8495.3195.5095.52

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: 2.57 2035 Average household size: 2.57 2034 Average household size: 2.57 2033 Average household size: 2.57 2032 Average household size: 2.57 2031 Average household size: 2.58 2030 Average household size: 2.58 2029 Average household size: 2.59 2028 Average household size: 2.59 2027 Average household size: 2.60 2026 Average household size: 2.57 2025 Average household size: 2.58 2024 Average household size: 2.58 2023 Average household size: 2.59 2022 Average household size: 2.60 2021 Average household size: 2.58 2020 Average household size: 2.59 2019 Average household size: 2.60 2018 Average household size: 2.59 2017 Average household size: 2.58 2016 Average household size: 2.56 2036 Average household size: 2.57 2035 Average household size: 2.57 2034 Average household size: 2.57 2033 Average household size: 2.57 2032 Average household size: 2.57 2031 Average household size: 2.58 2030 Average household size: 2.58 2029 Average household size: 2.59 2028 Average household size: 2.59 2027 Average household size: 2.60 2026 Average household size: 2.57 2025 Average household size: 2.58 2024 Average household size: 2.58 2023 Average household size: 2.59 2022 Average household size: 2.60 2021 Average household size: 2.58 2020 Average household size: 2.59 2019 Average household size: 2.60 2018 Average household size: 2.59 2017 Average household size: 2.58 2036 Households: 3,005 2035 Households: 2,989 2034 Households: 2,974 2033 Households: 2,959 2032 Households: 2,944 2031 Households: 2,928 2030 Households: 2,913 2029 Households: 2,898 2028 Households: 2,882 2027 Households: 2,864 2026 Households: 2,846 2025 Households: 2,828 2024 Households: 2,809 2023 Households: 2,791 2022 Households: 2,773 2021 Households: 2,755 2020 Households: 2,737 2019 Households: 2,719 2018 Households: 2,701 2017 Households: 2,683 2016 Households: 2,666 2036 Total population: 7,722 2035 Total population: 7,683 2034 Total population: 7,649 2033 Total population: 7,610 2032 Total population: 7,579 2031 Total population: 7,551 2030 Total population: 7,521 2029 Total population: 7,493 2028 Total population: 7,470 2027 Total population: 7,437 2026 Total population: 7,323 2025 Total population: 7,288 2024 Total population: 7,261 2023 Total population: 7,233 2022 Total population: 7,212 2021 Total population: 7,102 2020 Total population: 7,079 2019 Total population: 7,074 2018 Total population: 6,998 2017 Total population: 6,919 2016 Total population: 6,825
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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