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Central Coast Council area

Service age groups

The Central Coast Council area had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of persons at post retirement age than Regional TAS in 2011.

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 an indicator of the Central Coast Council area's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Service age groups divide the population into age categories that reflect typical life-stages. They indicate the level of demand for services that target people at different stages in life and how that demand is changing.

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 - Service age groups
Central Coast Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,2405.86.21,2005.86.0+40
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,8598.78.81,8979.29.8-38
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,8548.78.31,8428.98.6+12
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,4386.77.81,3796.77.8+59
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,9229.010.32,0069.710.9-84
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,33220.320.14,48521.721.6-153
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)3,26015.314.52,99014.514.2+270
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,73812.812.52,34911.410.4+389
Seniors (70 to 84)2,26810.69.52,09910.28.8+169
Elderly aged (85 and over)4472.12.04172.01.7+30

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

Age structure - service age groups, 2011
Age structure - service age groups, 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Regional TAS: 6.2% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Regional TAS: 8.8% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Regional TAS: 8.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Regional TAS: 7.8% Young workforce (25 to 34), Regional TAS: 10.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Regional TAS: 20.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Regional TAS: 14.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Regional TAS: 12.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Regional TAS: 9.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Regional TAS: 2.0% Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Central Coast Council area: 5.8% Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Central Coast Council area: 8.7% Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Central Coast Council area: 8.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Central Coast Council area: 6.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Central Coast Council area: 9.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Central Coast Council area: 20.3% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Central Coast Council area: 15.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Central Coast Council area: 12.8% Seniors (70 to 84), Central Coast Council area: 10.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Central Coast Council area: 2.1%
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 - service age groups, 2006 to 2011
Change in age structure - service age groups, 2006 to 2011 Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4), Central Coast Council area: +40 Primary schoolers (5 to 11), Central Coast Council area: -38 Secondary schoolers (12 to 17), Central Coast Council area: +12 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Central Coast Council area: +59 Young workforce (25 to 34), Central Coast Council area: -84 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Central Coast Council area: -153 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Central Coast Council area: +270 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Central Coast Council area: +389 Seniors (70 to 84), Central Coast Council area: +169 Elderly aged (85 and over), Central Coast Council area: +30
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 service 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 (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 23.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.3% and 24.0% 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 'Seniors' (10.6% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce' (9.0% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education & independence' (6.7% compared to 7.8%)

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+389 people)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+270 people)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+169 people)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-153 people)

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