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Central Coast Council area

Low income households - Five year age groups

There were 48,619 people in low income households living in the Central Coast Council area, with largest age group being 70 to 74 year olds in 2011.

The age structure of the population is a key indicator of the residential role and function of an area, and who it houses. For low income households the age breakdown can tell the story of the area, in terms of whether the low incomes are predominantly due to age (eg. aged pensioners) or other factors. Areas with high pensioner populations, or tertiary students may both have low incomes but for different reasons.

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 for those in low income households should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Types, Tenure, and Occupations.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

People in low income households, counted in private dwellings

Five year age groups
Central Coast Council area - Low income households20112006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
0 to 41,8463.84.91,2042.94.2+642
5 to 92,1704.55.01,4673.54.6+703
10 to 142,1084.34.81,5903.84.6+518
15 to 191,6933.54.31,2883.14.3+405
20 to 241,1262.34.78222.04.4+304
25 to 291,1422.33.78222.03.3+320
30 to 341,3152.73.61,0812.63.6+234
35 to 391,7313.64.11,3813.34.1+350
40 to 441,8183.74.31,5983.94.5+220
45 to 491,9203.94.51,6043.94.5+316
50 to 542,1774.54.81,8204.44.7+357
55 to 592,7025.65.62,6426.46.4+60
60 to 644,3198.98.23,8599.38.2+460
65 to 695,38511.19.44,67911.39.6+706
70 to 745,43711.29.24,96912.09.6+468
75 to 794,7619.87.94,94611.99.0-185
80 to 843,9998.26.33,4758.46.3+524
85 and over2,9706.14.72,2585.44.1+712

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

Five year age groups, 2011
Five year age groups, 2011 85 and over, New South Wales: 4.7% 80 to 84, New South Wales: 6.3% 75 to 79, New South Wales: 7.9% 70 to 74, New South Wales: 9.2% 65 to 69, New South Wales: 9.4% 60 to 64, New South Wales: 8.2% 55 to 59, New South Wales: 5.6% 50 to 54, New South Wales: 4.8% 45 to 49, New South Wales: 4.5% 40 to 44, New South Wales: 4.3% 35 to 39, New South Wales: 4.1% 30 to 34, New South Wales: 3.6% 25 to 29, New South Wales: 3.7% 20 to 24, New South Wales: 4.7% 15 to 19, New South Wales: 4.3% 10 to 14, New South Wales: 4.8% 5 to 9, New South Wales: 5.0% 0 to 4, New South Wales: 4.9% 85 and over, Central Coast Council area: 6.1% 80 to 84, Central Coast Council area: 8.2% 75 to 79, Central Coast Council area: 9.8% 70 to 74, Central Coast Council area: 11.2% 65 to 69, Central Coast Council area: 11.1% 60 to 64, Central Coast Council area: 8.9% 55 to 59, Central Coast Council area: 5.6% 50 to 54, Central Coast Council area: 4.5% 45 to 49, Central Coast Council area: 3.9% 40 to 44, Central Coast Council area: 3.7% 35 to 39, Central Coast Council area: 3.6% 30 to 34, Central Coast Council area: 2.7% 25 to 29, Central Coast Council area: 2.3% 20 to 24, Central Coast Council area: 2.3% 15 to 19, Central Coast Council area: 3.5% 10 to 14, Central Coast Council area: 4.3% 5 to 9, Central Coast Council area: 4.5% 0 to 4, Central Coast Council area: 3.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in five year age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in five year age groups, 2006 to 2011 85 and over, Central Coast Council area: +712 80 to 84, Central Coast Council area: +524 75 to 79, Central Coast Council area: -185 70 to 74, Central Coast Council area: +468 65 to 69, Central Coast Council area: +706 60 to 64, Central Coast Council area: +460 55 to 59, Central Coast Council area: +60 50 to 54, Central Coast Council area: +357 45 to 49, Central Coast Council area: +316 40 to 44, Central Coast Council area: +220 35 to 39, Central Coast Council area: +350 30 to 34, Central Coast Council area: +234 25 to 29, Central Coast Council area: +320 20 to 24, Central Coast Council area: +304 15 to 19, Central Coast Council area: +405 10 to 14, Central Coast Council area: +518 5 to 9, Central Coast Council area: +703 0 to 4, Central Coast Council area: +642
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups for low income households in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to New South Wales, shows that there was a similar proportion of people in low income households in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 12.6% of people in low income households were aged between 0 and 15, and 46.4% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 14.7% and 37.5% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the five year age groups of low income households in the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of people aged 70 to 74 (11.2% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 75 to 79 (9.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people aged 80 to 84 (8.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people aged 20 to 24 (2.3% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of people in low income households increased by 7,114 people (17.1%) in the Central Coast Council area. This represents an average annual population change of 3.21% per year over the period.

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

  • 85 and over (+712 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+706 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+703 persons)
  • 0 to 4 (+642 persons)

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