Port Macquarie's 2024 population is now estimated at 50,693. In 2006, the population of Port Macquarie was 39,219.
The population of Port Macquarie was 45,698 according to data compiled in 2016. This reflects a slight growth from the 45,341 residents recorded in 2015. The population between 2014 and 2015 was up 1.1% and reflected significant growth from the 39,783 reported in the previous decade.
Because of its beautiful coasts and many landmarks, Port Macquarie is a popular tourist destination. Additionally, the koala breeding center and Billabong Zoo offers interesting and educational experiences - including petting and holding a variety of exotic animals.
Despite its small population now, though, Port Macquarie is predicted to become one of the fastest-growing cities in New South Wales. It is estimated that the population will almost reach 60,000 by the year 2027.