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Business Facts & Stats

Our Economic Profile

If you are a business owner, investor or community member seeking information on our local economy or demography, view our economic profile.

A Snapshot of Our Local Economy

78,967
Population
(2016 ERP)

27,624
Employment
(2011 Census)

4.6%
Unemployment Rate
(December 2016)

8,800
Mid North Coast Job Growth
(2015 to 2020)

35,926
Labour Force
(December 2016)

$4.2B
Gross Regional Product
(December 2016)

$3.8B
Value-Added
(December 2016)

$2.1B
Regional Exports
(December 2016)

 1.5M
Annual Visitation
(December 2016)

$540,000
Median House Price
(May 2017)

$420
Median Rent
(May 2017)

$361M
Developments Approved
(2015-2016)

Our Community Profile

Our community profile provides demographic information to help you understand the characteristics of the Port Macquarie-Hastings community and how it has changed over time. This census data is updated as information is released by the ABS and can be easily incorporated into planning documents, presentations, community analysis and funding applications.

Our Population & Household Forecasts

Did you know that we are one of the fastest growing regions in NSW with the population expected to reach 102,926 by 2036? The population and household forecasts provides information on what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change between 2011 and 2036.

The forecasts are designed to provide community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public with information to make decisions for the future. To view the latest forecasts for the region visit forecast.id.

Our Business Confidence Survey

Our annual business confidence surveys continue to show that local businesses consider the Port Macquarie-Hastings region to be a great place to do business. View the summary reports below.

For the full report or to participate in the next business confidence survey please email economic@pmhc.nsw.gov.au or contact us on 02 6581 8111.

This page was last updated on: 22 November 2017