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

Non-private dwellings

1,316 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area in 2018.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council areaYearChange between 2016 and 2036
Area20162036Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area1,2772,229+9520+944
Camden Haven East147147000
Camden Haven West4180+1760+172
Flynns Beach44000
Gordon Street119119000
Hastings River Canals3333000
Innes Peninsula2373+500+49
Lake Cathie - Bonny Hills6106+1000+100
Lighthouse Beach - Greenmeadows226352+1260+122
Lord Street1919000
Port Macquarie Rural Fringe00000
Rural00000
Shelly Beach - Bellevue Hill7575000
Thrumster0280+2800+280
Town Beach - CBD7575000
Wauchope139259+1200+120
Westport406506+1000+100

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

Key findings

There were 1,277 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area is expected to increase to 1,899 persons in 2026 and to 2,229 persons in 2036.

Between 2016 and 2026, Thrumster is forecast to experience the greatest change, with a gain of 280 persons in non-private dwellings. This is due to an increase of persons in non-private dwellings aged 75 years and over, which is predominantly aged care.

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