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Central Coast Council area

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 10,278 people over the age of 85 living in the Central Coast Council area in 2016, with largest age group being 55 to 59 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?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Central Coast Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
0 to 419,1815.96.419,7746.36.8-593
5 to 920,9206.46.419,9346.46.3+986
10 to 1420,3296.25.820,9956.76.1-666
15 to 1919,9306.16.021,0706.76.3-1,140
20 to 2418,1745.57.117,1895.57.0+985
25 to 2917,1955.27.915,9295.17.8+1,266
30 to 3418,0785.58.116,4095.37.7+1,669
35 to 3918,5065.67.419,5166.37.6-1,010
40 to 4420,8706.47.120,8326.77.3+38
45 to 4921,7396.66.721,3466.87.0+393
50 to 5421,8926.76.321,5006.96.5+392
55 to 5922,0396.75.819,4216.25.7+2,618
60 to 6420,3206.25.018,9626.15.1+1,358
65 to 6920,0356.14.416,3585.23.8+3,677
70 to 7416,5555.13.313,4504.32.9+3,105
75 to 7912,5743.82.411,0063.52.3+1,568
80 to 849,1242.81.89,5113.01.9-387
85 and over10,2783.12.08,9832.91.8+1,295
Total population327,739100.0100.0312,185100.0100.0+15,554
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of the Central Coast Council area in 2016 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, 18.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 20.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.7% and 13.9% 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 70 to 74 (5.1% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (5.6% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Central Coast Council area's population increased by 15,554 people (5.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.98% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 65 to 69 (+3,677 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+3,105 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+2,618 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+1,669 persons)