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

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area indicate a 13.9% increase in population under working age, a 27.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 10.4% increase in population of working age.

Knowledge of how the age structure of the population is changing is essential for planning age-based facilities and services, such as child care, recreation and aged care.

The forecast age groups of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area is a function of the current age of the population (people aging each year, being born and dying) as well as the age of people migrating into and out of the area. This in turn is driven by location (fringe, city centre, regional or rural) the existing housing stock (separate dwellings, medium or high density), the amount and type of new residential development (same as existing stock, or diversifying) and where the area is in a cycle of change. We call this the area’s residential role and function. You can learn more about this in the section household and suburb life cycles.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 4,1305.24,7765.25,3495.1+1,220
5 to 9 4,7906.05,3295.85,9625.7+1,172
10 to 14 4,8116.05,5356.06,2566.0+1,445
15 to 19 4,5585.74,9565.45,5685.4+1,010
20 to 24 3,3524.23,5473.84,0483.9+696
25 to 29 3,5724.53,6774.04,1304.0+558
30 to 34 3,5754.54,2024.64,7214.5+1,146
35 to 39 3,7344.74,9835.45,5705.4+1,836
40 to 44 4,6185.85,3505.86,1195.9+1,501
45 to 49 4,9666.25,1755.66,2786.0+1,312
50 to 54 5,3066.65,5226.06,3126.1+1,006
55 to 59 5,6727.15,7846.36,2896.0+617
60 to 64 5,5396.96,3716.96,8896.6+1,350
65 to 69 6,1137.66,6867.27,1426.9+1,030
70 to 74 5,4046.85,7986.36,6376.4+1,233
75 to 79 3,9585.05,3305.85,9655.7+2,006
80 to 84 2,8613.64,3844.84,9354.7+2,074
85 and over2,9463.74,8355.25,8235.6+2,877
Total persons79,905100.092,240100.0103,993100.0+24,089

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

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 5,823 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 4,935 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 5,965 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 6,637 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 7,142 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 6,889 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 6,289 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 6,312 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 6,278 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 6,119 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 5,570 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 4,721 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 4,130 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 4,048 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 5,568 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 6,256 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 5,962 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 5,349 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 4,835 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 4,384 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 5,330 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 5,798 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 6,686 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 6,371 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 5,784 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 5,522 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 5,175 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 5,350 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 4,983 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 4,202 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 3,677 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 3,547 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 4,956 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 5,535 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 5,329 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 4,776 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 2,946 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 2,861 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 3,958 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 5,404 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 6,113 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 5,539 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 5,672 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 5,306 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 4,966 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 4,618 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 3,734 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 3,575 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 3,572 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 3,352 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 4,558 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 4,811 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 4,790 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 4,130
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 988 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 551 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 635 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 839 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 456 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 519 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 505 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 790 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,103 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 769 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 587 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 519 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 453 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 501 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 612 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 721 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 633 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 573 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 1,889 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 1,523 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 1,372 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 394 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 574 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 831 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 112 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 217 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 209 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 732 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 1,249 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 627 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 105 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 195 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 398 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 723 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 539 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 646
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area was ages 65 to 69 , which accounted for 7.6% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 85 and over, which is expected to increase by 1,889 and account for 5.2% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 65 to 69 years, with a total of 6,686 persons.

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