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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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Central Coast Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents327,736100.0100.0312,185100.0100.0+15,551
Males158,76848.449.3150,69848.349.3+8,070
Females168,97251.650.7161,48751.750.7+7,485
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
TAFE6,2661.91.96,9322.22.4-666
University10,2683.15.09,0092.94.4+1,259
Diversity--------------
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
Qualifications--------------
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--------------
Owned42,45833.430.740,93433.631.9+1,524
Purchasing41,34332.530.440,39433.231.9+949
Renting32,70925.730.331,96026.229.1+749
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 , the population experts.

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