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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 Tasmania.

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%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents21,362100.0100.021,358100.0100.0+4
Males10,38548.648.910,40848.749.0-23
Females10,98351.451.110,95051.351.0+33
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,62217.017.74,02018.819.0-398
15 - 24 years2,36911.112.02,37111.112.6-2
25 - 54 years7,27834.136.87,97837.438.7-700
55 - 64 Years3,35015.714.13,02514.213.5+325
65 years and over4,76022.319.43,96418.616.3+796
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,7758.38.61,8228.58.5-47
Secondary school1,1945.65.81,3186.26.0-124
TAFE4412.12.15802.72.6-139
University3541.73.63221.53.3+32
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born1,8438.612.01,8268.511.6+17
Speaks language other than English at home3661.75.33351.64.4+31
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all400.20.9320.10.7+8
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,00811.316.21,6679.614.2+341
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,2957.37.51,0846.36.6+211
Certificate level4,31124.321.33,95222.820.2+359
No qualification8,22946.444.38,77250.648.8-543
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,15325.223.9--------
$650 to $1,4993,04835.734.6--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,58918.619.6--------
$2,500 or more 85210.012.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,42438.734.13,36539.435.3+59
Purchasing2,82131.931.82,82133.033.10
Renting1,96422.226.31,84221.626.0+122
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house8,75689.086.68,35988.585.6+397
Medium house8959.110.997010.312.2-75
High density00.01.140.01.0-4

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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