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Port Macquarie-Hastings CouncilPopulation forecast

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Non-private dwellings

1,754 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council in 2021.

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 CouncilYearChange between 2016 and 2041
Area20162041Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area1,4322,499+1,0670+1,059
Camden Haven East174174000
Camden Haven West22198+1760+171
Flynns Beach66000
Gordon Street194194000
Hastings River Canals4444000
Innes Peninsula3080+500+50
Lake Cathie - Bonny Hills13113+1000+99
Lighthouse Beach - Greenmeadows263389+1260+122
Lord Street3838000
Port Macquarie Rural Fringe77000
Shelly Beach - Bellevue Hill9292000
Town Beach - CBD9494000
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2019.

Key findings

There were 1,432 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is expected to increase to 2,169 persons in 2026 and to 2,499 persons in 2041.

The age structure of the population is an indicator of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future. The age structure of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is indicative of the area’s era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for aged based services and facilities.

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