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Central Coast Council area

Five year age groups

There were 447 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%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
0 to 41,2405.86.21,2005.86.0+40
5 to 91,3326.26.11,3146.46.8+18
10 to 141,4486.86.81,5057.37.4-57
15 to 191,4396.76.71,4146.86.7+25
20 to 249324.45.38854.35.4+47
25 to 299184.35.18934.35.0+25
30 to 341,0044.75.21,1135.45.9-109
35 to 391,2225.76.01,3036.36.8-81
40 to 441,4546.86.91,5407.57.2-86
45 to 491,6567.87.21,6427.97.6+14
50 to 541,7248.17.51,5057.37.2+219
55 to 591,5367.27.01,4857.27.1+51
60 to 641,4897.07.01,3096.35.7+180
65 to 691,2495.85.51,0405.04.7+209
70 to 749754.64.28714.23.6+104
75 to 797633.63.16963.43.0+67
80 to 845302.52.25322.62.2-2
85 and over4472.12.04172.01.8+30

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, Regional TAS: 2.0% 80 to 84, Regional TAS: 2.2% 75 to 79, Regional TAS: 3.1% 70 to 74, Regional TAS: 4.2% 65 to 69, Regional TAS: 5.5% 60 to 64, Regional TAS: 7.0% 55 to 59, Regional TAS: 7.0% 50 to 54, Regional TAS: 7.5% 45 to 49, Regional TAS: 7.2% 40 to 44, Regional TAS: 6.9% 35 to 39, Regional TAS: 6.0% 30 to 34, Regional TAS: 5.2% 25 to 29, Regional TAS: 5.1% 20 to 24, Regional TAS: 5.3% 15 to 19, Regional TAS: 6.7% 10 to 14, Regional TAS: 6.8% 5 to 9, Regional TAS: 6.1% 0 to 4, Regional TAS: 6.2% 85 and over, Central Coast Council area: 2.1% 80 to 84, Central Coast Council area: 2.5% 75 to 79, Central Coast Council area: 3.6% 70 to 74, Central Coast Council area: 4.6% 65 to 69, Central Coast Council area: 5.8% 60 to 64, Central Coast Council area: 7.0% 55 to 59, Central Coast Council area: 7.2% 50 to 54, Central Coast Council area: 8.1% 45 to 49, Central Coast Council area: 7.8% 40 to 44, Central Coast Council area: 6.8% 35 to 39, Central Coast Council area: 5.7% 30 to 34, Central Coast Council area: 4.7% 25 to 29, Central Coast Council area: 4.3% 20 to 24, Central Coast Council area: 4.4% 15 to 19, Central Coast Council area: 6.7% 10 to 14, Central Coast Council area: 6.8% 5 to 9, Central Coast Council area: 6.2% 0 to 4, Central Coast Council area: 5.8%
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: +30 80 to 84, Central Coast Council area: -2 75 to 79, Central Coast Council area: +67 70 to 74, Central Coast Council area: +104 65 to 69, Central Coast Council area: +209 60 to 64, Central Coast Council area: +180 55 to 59, Central Coast Council area: +51 50 to 54, Central Coast Council area: +219 45 to 49, Central Coast Council area: +14 40 to 44, Central Coast Council area: -86 35 to 39, Central Coast Council area: -81 30 to 34, Central Coast Council area: -109 25 to 29, Central Coast Council area: +25 20 to 24, Central Coast Council area: +47 15 to 19, Central Coast Council area: +25 10 to 14, Central Coast Council area: -57 5 to 9, Central Coast Council area: +18 0 to 4, Central Coast Council area: +40
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 Regional TAS 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, 18.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 18.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.1% and 17.0% respectively for Regional TAS.

The major differences between the age structure of the Central Coast Council area and Regional TAS were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (8.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (7.8% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (4.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.3% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Central Coast Council area's population increased by 694 people (3.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.66% per year over the period.

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

  • 50 to 54 (+219 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+209 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+180 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (-109 persons)

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