Central Coast Council area

Market characteristics

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

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
Central Coast Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents327,736100.0100.0312,185100.0100.0+15,551
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years60,43018.418.560,70319.419.3-273
15 - 24 years38,10411.612.538,25912.312.9-155
25 - 54 years118,28036.140.8115,53237.041.4+2,748
55 - 64 Years42,35912.911.938,38312.311.7+3,976
65 years and over68,56620.916.359,30819.014.7+9,258
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school27,2028.38.125,5498.27.9+1,653
Secondary school20,6646.36.221,3566.86.5-692
Total overseas born47,95114.627.643,64914.025.7+4,302
Speaks language other than English at home19,0395.825.114,5124.622.4+4,527
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2,4740.84.51,6670.53.9+807
Bachelor or higher degree37,40114.023.428,63711.419.9+8,764
Advanced Diploma or Diploma24,6719.28.919,5807.88.3+5,091
Certificate level65,13124.418.157,80823.017.7+7,323
No qualification111,77141.839.1114,74645.642.8-2,975
Household income--------------
Nill to $64925,14820.617.8--------
$650 to $1,49938,19931.327.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44925,46520.821.2--------
$2,500 or more 20,29216.623.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house110,67376.664.9108,49677.967.9+2,177
Medium house26,43318.317.924,26417.417.4+2,169
High density4,8533.415.34,5433.313.3+310

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

Central Coast NSW

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