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Central Coast Council area

Market characteristics

The Central Coast Council area has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the Central Coast Council area's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Central Coast Council area's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Central Coast Council area20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents312,185100.0100.0297,956100.0100.0+14,229
Males150,69848.349.3143,93748.349.3+6,761
Females161,48751.750.7154,01951.750.7+7,468
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years60,70319.419.360,89220.419.8-189
15 - 24 years38,25912.312.936,03312.113.3+2,226
25 - 54 years115,53237.041.4113,10138.042.0+2,431
55 - 64 Years38,38312.311.733,64211.311.0+4,741
65 years and over59,30819.014.754,25318.213.8+5,055
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school25,5498.27.926,4188.98.4-869
Secondary school21,3566.86.520,5286.96.7+828
TAFE6,9322.22.46,3102.12.5+622
University9,0092.94.46,0942.03.6+2,915
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born43,64914.025.739,60013.323.7+4,049
Non-English speaking backgrounds16,3745.218.613,9964.716.8+2,378
Speaks another language and English well or very well27,2758.77.125,6048.66.9+1,671
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree28,63711.419.922,2449.416.5+6,393
Certificate level57,80823.017.749,70021.016.8+8,108
No qualification114,74645.642.8113,85548.045.5+891
Household income--------------
Nil to $59931,00926.221.7--------
$600 to $1,24931,03126.223.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 20,85217.617.7--------
$2,000 or more 22,57919.126.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned40,93433.631.940,83835.233.2+96
Purchasing40,39433.231.936,80831.730.2+3,586
Renting31,96026.229.128,84624.928.4+3,114
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house108,49677.967.9106,19479.169.1+2,302
Medium house24,26417.417.422,56216.816.9+1,702
High density4,5433.313.33,5282.612.4+1,015

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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