The Port Macquarie-Hastings Community Profile presents the population characteristics of your community, how they have changed over time and how they compare to other areas. It assists Council, the general public, students, community groups, business and investors to become more informed about the community. The profile presents data from 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing for the local government area, and for smaller areas within it (e.g. suburbs). This data is presented in easy to use tables, charts and commentary to answer the majority of frequently asked socio-demographic questions.
The Community Atlas includes key socio-demographic characteristics for the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area presented as interactive maps. Based on data from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing (Australian Bureau of Statistics), each map is prepared using Census Collector Districts providing the finest level of detail to help identify spatial patterns and trends in the area.
Population and Household Forecasts for the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area are designed to inform community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public. To achieve this, forecast.id® is formatted to present the data in simple, clear tables and charts with concise factual commentary.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area’s Economic Profile presents information that enables you to describe the area’s role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area’s strengths.
The Hastings Shire was proclaimed in 1906 and the Port Macquarie LGA was proclaimed in 1887.