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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 17.8% increase in population under working age, a 24.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 14.4% increase in population of working age.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area - Total persons201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 44,1415.25,0955.46,0715.4+1,930
5 to 94,8166.05,5225.96,6245.9+1,808
10 to 144,8246.05,6115.96,7816.0+1,957
15 to 194,5715.75,0495.46,0925.4+1,521
20 to 243,3604.24,0994.35,0274.5+1,667
25 to 293,5524.44,3064.65,0804.5+1,527
30 to 343,5604.44,5794.95,4884.9+1,928
35 to 393,7324.74,8885.25,8605.2+2,128
40 to 444,6165.85,1535.56,3015.6+1,685
45 to 494,9506.25,2525.66,5205.8+1,570
50 to 545,2856.65,6636.06,6695.9+1,384
55 to 595,6707.15,9246.36,8086.1+1,138
60 to 645,5416.96,3646.77,0746.3+1,532
65 to 696,1307.76,8147.27,5876.7+1,456
70 to 745,4436.86,2806.77,4406.6+1,997
75 to 794,0025.05,7136.16,7586.0+2,756
80 to 842,8943.64,3174.65,5174.9+2,623
85 and over2,9873.73,6803.94,7884.3+1,802
Total persons80,073100.094,310100.0112,484100.0+32,411

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Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2041: 4,788 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2041: 5,517 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2041: 6,758 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2041: 7,440 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2041: 7,587 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2041: 7,074 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2041: 6,808 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2041: 6,669 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2041: 6,520 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2041: 6,301 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2041: 5,860 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2041: 5,488 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2041: 5,080 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2041: 5,027 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2041: 6,092 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2041: 6,781 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2041: 6,624 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2041: 6,071 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 3,680 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 4,317 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 5,713 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 6,280 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 6,814 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 6,364 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 5,924 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 5,663 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 5,252 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 5,153 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 4,888 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 4,579 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 4,306 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 4,099 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 5,049 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 5,611 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 5,522 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 5,095 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 2,987 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 2,894 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 4,002 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 5,443 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 6,130 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 5,541 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 5,670 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 5,285 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 4,950 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 4,616 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 3,732 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 3,560 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 3,552 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 3,360 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 4,571 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 4,824 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 4,816 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 4,141
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Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2041: 1,108 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2041: 1,200 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2041: 1,044 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2041: 1,160 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2041: 772 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2041: 710 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2041: 884 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2041: 1,006 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2041: 1,268 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2041: 1,148 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2041: 972 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2041: 910 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2041: 774 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2041: 928 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2041: 1,042 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2041: 1,170 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2041: 1,102 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2041: 975 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 693 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 1,423 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 1,711 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 837 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 684 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 822 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 254 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 378 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 302 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 537 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 1,156 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 1,019 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 753 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 739 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 479 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 788 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 706 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 955
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Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area was ages 65 to 69, which accounted for 7.7% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 1,711 and account for 6.1% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 65 to 69 years, with a total of 6,814 persons.

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