Central Coast Council area
Five year age groups
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.
Derived from the Census question:
'What is the person's date of birth or age?'
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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%)
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)