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

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area will increase by an average of 524 dwellings per annum to 47,495 in 2036.

The addition of dwellings to the housing stock is a major driver of population growth in an area, providing opportunities for households to relocate from other areas or new households to form locally (such as young people leaving the family home or separations/divorces).

Residential development can take various forms depending on the availability of land. These include new housing estates on greenfield sites, subdivision in existing residential neighbourhoods (often called infill development), conversion of industrial lands to residential lands, and densification of housing by building up.

.id's forecasters worked with Council planners to understand the likely development activity in each small area. This forms the development assumptions for the forecasts. This table shows the quantity of new development assumed in each small area in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council areaChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area+10,472+28.3
Camden Haven East+240+7.0
Camden Haven West+598+40.6
Flynns Beach+99+7.3
Gordon Street+475+31.7
Hastings River Canals+43+2.9
Innes Peninsula+1,274+73.3
Lake Cathie - Bonny Hills+1,560+54.0
Lighthouse Beach - Greenmeadows+555+11.0
Lord Street+445+38.9
Port Macquarie Rural Fringe+721+51.2
Rural+319+11.3
Shelly Beach - Bellevue Hill+318+6.4
Thrumster+2,540+1227.2
Town Beach - CBD+320+38.1
Wauchope+720+23.7
Westport+245+6.8

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 47,496 2035 Total dwellings: 46,979 2034 Total dwellings: 46,462 2033 Total dwellings: 45,945 2032 Total dwellings: 45,423 2031 Total dwellings: 44,899 2030 Total dwellings: 44,374 2029 Total dwellings: 43,852 2028 Total dwellings: 43,327 2027 Total dwellings: 42,801 2026 Total dwellings: 42,273 2025 Total dwellings: 41,744 2024 Total dwellings: 41,216 2023 Total dwellings: 40,683 2022 Total dwellings: 40,155 2021 Total dwellings: 39,626 2020 Total dwellings: 39,101 2019 Total dwellings: 38,574 2018 Total dwellings: 38,048 2017 Total dwellings: 37,531 2036 Total dwellings: 47,496 2035 Total dwellings: 46,979 2034 Total dwellings: 46,462 2033 Total dwellings: 45,945 2032 Total dwellings: 45,423 2031 Total dwellings: 44,899 2030 Total dwellings: 44,374 2029 Total dwellings: 43,852 2028 Total dwellings: 43,327 2027 Total dwellings: 42,801 2026 Total dwellings: 42,273 2025 Total dwellings: 41,744 2024 Total dwellings: 41,216 2023 Total dwellings: 40,683 2022 Total dwellings: 40,155 2021 Total dwellings: 39,626 2020 Total dwellings: 39,101 2019 Total dwellings: 38,574 2018 Total dwellings: 38,048 2017 Total dwellings: 37,531 2036 Forecast development: 517 2035 Forecast development: 517 2034 Forecast development: 517 2033 Forecast development: 522 2032 Forecast development: 524 2031 Forecast development: 525 2030 Forecast development: 522 2029 Forecast development: 525 2028 Forecast development: 526 2027 Forecast development: 528 2026 Forecast development: 529 2025 Forecast development: 528 2024 Forecast development: 533 2023 Forecast development: 528 2022 Forecast development: 529 2021 Forecast development: 525 2020 Forecast development: 527 2019 Forecast development: 526 2018 Forecast development: 517 2017 Forecast development: 507
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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