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Central Coast Council area

Five year age groups

There were 8,983 people over the age of 85 living in the Central Coast Council area in 2011, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Central Coast Council area provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the Central Coast Council area's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.

To get a more complete picture the Central Coast Council area's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth (or age last birthday)?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Central Coast Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
0 to 419,7746.36.818,5036.26.6+1,271
5 to 919,9346.46.320,4586.96.5-524
10 to 1420,9956.76.121,9177.46.5-922
15 to 1921,0706.76.320,1956.86.6+875
20 to 2417,1895.57.015,6655.37.2+1,524
25 to 2915,9295.17.814,2234.87.4+1,706
30 to 3416,4095.37.717,4805.97.9-1,071
35 to 3919,5166.37.619,6826.67.7-166
40 to 4420,8326.77.321,1847.17.6-352
45 to 4921,3466.87.021,5187.27.2-172
50 to 5421,5006.96.519,2066.46.3+2,294
55 to 5919,4216.25.718,1546.15.8+1,267
60 to 6418,9626.15.115,5505.24.4+3,412
65 to 6916,3585.23.813,5214.53.4+2,837
70 to 7413,4504.32.912,2794.12.8+1,171
75 to 7911,0063.52.312,0434.02.5-1,037
80 to 849,5113.01.99,2043.12.0+307
85 and over8,9832.91.87,0982.41.6+1,885

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

Age structure - five year age groups, 2011
Age structure - five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, Greater Sydney: 1.8% 80 to 84, Greater Sydney: 1.9% 75 to 79, Greater Sydney: 2.3% 70 to 74, Greater Sydney: 2.9% 65 to 69, Greater Sydney: 3.8% 60 to 64, Greater Sydney: 5.1% 55 to 59, Greater Sydney: 5.7% 50 to 54, Greater Sydney: 6.5% 45 to 49, Greater Sydney: 7.0% 40 to 44, Greater Sydney: 7.3% 35 to 39, Greater Sydney: 7.6% 30 to 34, Greater Sydney: 7.7% 25 to 29, Greater Sydney: 7.8% 20 to 24, Greater Sydney: 7.0% 15 to 19, Greater Sydney: 6.3% 10 to 14, Greater Sydney: 6.1% 5 to 9, Greater Sydney: 6.3% 0 to 4, Greater Sydney: 6.8% 85 and over, Central Coast Council area: 2.9% 80 to 84, Central Coast Council area: 3.0% 75 to 79, Central Coast Council area: 3.5% 70 to 74, Central Coast Council area: 4.3% 65 to 69, Central Coast Council area: 5.2% 60 to 64, Central Coast Council area: 6.1% 55 to 59, Central Coast Council area: 6.2% 50 to 54, Central Coast Council area: 6.9% 45 to 49, Central Coast Council area: 6.8% 40 to 44, Central Coast Council area: 6.7% 35 to 39, Central Coast Council area: 6.3% 30 to 34, Central Coast Council area: 5.3% 25 to 29, Central Coast Council area: 5.1% 20 to 24, Central Coast Council area: 5.5% 15 to 19, Central Coast Council area: 6.7% 10 to 14, Central Coast Council area: 6.7% 5 to 9, Central Coast Council area: 6.4% 0 to 4, Central Coast Council area: 6.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, Central Coast Council area: +1,885 80 to 84, Central Coast Council area: +307 75 to 79, Central Coast Council area: -1,037 70 to 74, Central Coast Council area: +1,171 65 to 69, Central Coast Council area: +2,837 60 to 64, Central Coast Council area: +3,412 55 to 59, Central Coast Council area: +1,267 50 to 54, Central Coast Council area: +2,294 45 to 49, Central Coast Council area: -172 40 to 44, Central Coast Council area: -352 35 to 39, Central Coast Council area: -166 30 to 34, Central Coast Council area: -1,071 25 to 29, Central Coast Council area: +1,706 20 to 24, Central Coast Council area: +1,524 15 to 19, Central Coast Council area: +875 10 to 14, Central Coast Council area: -922 5 to 9, Central Coast Council area: -524 0 to 4, Central Coast Council area: +1,271
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 19.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 19.0% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.2% and 12.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the age structure of the Central Coast Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (5.2% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.1% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.3% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.5% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Central Coast Council area's population increased by 14,305 people (4.8%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.94% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2011 were in the age groups:

  • 60 to 64 (+3,412 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+2,837 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (+2,294 persons)
  • 85 and over (+1,885 persons)

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