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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

(2015 ERP)

(2011 Census)

Unemployment Rate
(December 2015)

Job Growth Rate
(2012 to 2013)

Labour Force
(December 2015 LMIP)

Gross Regional Product
(April 2016)

(April 2016)

Regional Exports
(April 2016)

Annual Visitation

Median HousePrice
(March 2016)

$390 per week
Median Rent - 3BRM House

Building Approvals

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

Our Business Confidence Survey

Our bi-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.

 Summary Business Survey Report597KB pdf(PDF, 597KB) - August 2016

 Summary Business Survey Report644KB pdf(PDF, 644KB) - March 2016

 Summary Business Survey Report478KB pdf(PDF, 478KB) - August 2015

 Summary Business Survey Report801KB pdf(PDF, 801KB) - March 2015

 Summary Business Survey Report1MB pdf(PDF, 1MB) - September 2014

 Summary Business Survey Report1MB pdf(PDF, 1MB) - April 2014

For the full report or to participate in the next business confidence survey please email or contact us on 02 6581 8111.

This page was last updated on: 23 September 2016