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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 522 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%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
0 to 41,0825.15.41,2405.86.2-158
5 to 91,2265.76.11,3326.26.1-106
10 to 141,3146.16.01,4486.86.8-134
15 to 191,3056.16.11,4396.76.7-134
20 to 241,0645.05.59324.45.3+132
25 to 299304.45.09184.35.1+12
30 to 341,0094.75.21,0044.75.2+5
35 to 391,0484.95.21,2225.76.0-174
40 to 441,2435.86.01,4546.86.9-211
45 to 491,3896.56.91,6567.87.2-267
50 to 541,6597.87.21,7248.17.5-65
55 to 591,7768.37.61,5367.27.0+240
60 to 641,5747.47.21,4897.07.0+85
65 to 691,5617.37.01,2495.85.5+312
70 to 741,1945.65.29754.64.2+219
75 to 798644.03.77633.63.1+101
80 to 846192.92.45302.52.2+89
85 and over5222.42.34472.12.0+75
Total population21,379100.0100.021,358100.0100.0+21
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 Regional TAS shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 16.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 22.3% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 17.5% and 20.6% 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 55 to 59 (8.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 50 to 54 (7.8% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.4% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.0% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Central Coast Council area's population increased by 21 people (0.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.02% 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 (+312 persons)
  • 45 to 49 (-267 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+240 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+219 persons)