Port Macquarie - Hastings CouncilPopulation forecast

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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About the forecast areas

The 2019 population forecast for Rural is 7,074, and is forecast to grow to 7,722 by 2036.

The Rural small area is bounded by Kempsey Shire in the north, the Tasman Sea, the Maria River, the Hastings River, the locality of Rosewood, the Oxley Highway, the localities of Bago, Wauchope, King Creek, Lake Innes, Jolly Nose, Kew and Kendall, the Camden Haven River and Watson Taylors Lake in the east, Greater Taree City in the south, and Walcha Shire in the west.

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