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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Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area

Net migration by age

The age group with the highest net migration in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area is 35-39 year olds, this is forecast to occur in the period between 2026 to 2031.

Migration is one of the most important components of population change. Once you have established the amount of development activity in an area, the next step is to make assumptions about who will move into the area as well as who is leaving the area.

Net migration by age is an excellent way of understanding housing markets. The most mobile age groups in the population are young adults. They tend to move to attend educational institutions, seek work and express a change in lifestyle. Market research has shown that empty nesters are more likely to move to smaller accommodation when appropriate and affordable alternative housing is supplied in the local area that is accessible to established social networks.

Select each small area to see how migration patterns differ for each area across Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area depending on their housing markets and stage in the suburb life cycle.

Migration assumptions influenced by:

  • A range of new housing opportunities across the Council area, which are expected to predominantly attract young and mature families as well as retirees and empty-nesters
  • Loss of young adults, many of whom are leaving the family home after completing secondary education
  • Some gain of elderly adults moving to aged care facilities and areas near hospital care
Forecast net migration by age group
Forecast net migration by age group Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 164 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -264 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: 26 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 8 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 496 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 935 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 697 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 450 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 647 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 594 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 1,136 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 762 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 605 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: -571 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: -1,033 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 485 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 677 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 1,098 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 575 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -154 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 11 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -130 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 421 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 854 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 610 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 443 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 482 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 639 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 1,162 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 723 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 371 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: -573 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: -1,002 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 459 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 623 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 1,074 Persons aged 85+,  2021 to 2026: 164 Persons aged 80-84,  2021 to 2026: -264 Persons aged 75-79,  2021 to 2026: 26 Persons aged 70-74,  2021 to 2026: 8 Persons aged 65-69,  2021 to 2026: 496 Persons aged 60-64,  2021 to 2026: 935 Persons aged 55-59,  2021 to 2026: 697 Persons aged 50-54,  2021 to 2026: 450 Persons aged 45-49,  2021 to 2026: 647 Persons aged 40-44,  2021 to 2026: 594 Persons aged 35-39,  2021 to 2026: 1,136 Persons aged 30-34,  2021 to 2026: 762 Persons aged 25-29,  2021 to 2026: 605 Persons aged 20-24,  2021 to 2026: -571 Persons aged 15-19,  2021 to 2026: -1,033 Persons aged 10-14,  2021 to 2026: 485 Persons aged 5-9,  2021 to 2026: 677 Persons aged 0-4,  2021 to 2026: 1,098 Persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2021: 575 Persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2021: -154 Persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2021: 11 Persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2021: -130 Persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2021: 421 Persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2021: 854 Persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2021: 610 Persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2021: 443 Persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2021: 482 Persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2021: 639 Persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2021: 1,162 Persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2021: 723 Persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2021: 371 Persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2021: -573 Persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2021: -1,002 Persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2021: 459 Persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2021: 623 Persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2021: 1,074
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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