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Gosford City

Population and dwellings

175,709

ABS Estimated Resident Population 2016*

The Census usual resident population of Gosford City in 2011 was 162,440, living in 73,806 dwellings with an average household size of 2.46.

There are a number of different ways of measuring the population of an area, all of which give an insight into the size of the place and its rate of growth over different time periods. The Census counts people where they are on the night of the Census (enumerated population) and also by where they usually live (usual residence). Both these populations are useful and form the basis for a range of characteristics collected in the Census.

However, the most accurate count of the total population is Estimated Resident Population, which factors in an estimate of those missed in the Census and those who were overseas on Census night. It is usually higher than either Census count, and is also updated annually after the Census, providing preliminary estimates for up to 5 years.

This page provides the three population counts for Gosford City at the last Census, with comparisons to previous Census years for the Census counts only. The current estimate for Gosford City at the most recent year available is shown at the top of the page. This figure is a preliminary estimate only and is subject to review after the next Census data are released. Please use with caution.

Also included are a range of sub-population groups and key statistics from the Census (usual resident) population, such as citizens, employed persons and Indigenous population.

These figures all provide the context for the size of the population and growth rate within Gosford City and should be looked at in conjunction with other basic demographic information, such as Age Structure, Dwelling Type and Household Size.

The data on this page are sourced from a variety of different tables and designed to give a range of population and dwelling numbers for the area.

Population
Gosford City - Total persons20112006Change
PopulationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Estimated Resident Population168,323----161,158----+7,165
Usual Resident Population162,440----158,157----+4,283
Enumerated Population160,068----155,271----+4,797

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

Selected sub-population categories
Gosford City - Total people (Usual residence)20112006Change
Population groupNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Males78,32148.249.276,46048.349.3+1,861
Females84,11951.850.881,69751.750.7+2,422
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population3,5582.21.22,6511.71.1+907
Australian citizens144,70189.182.5138,80687.882.7+5,895
Eligible voters (citizens aged 18+)111,00468.362.4104,86166.362.3+6,143
Population over 15132,06681.380.8127,09780.480.5+4,969
Employed Population71,05093.994.366,85893.894.7+4,192
Overseas visitors (enumerated)548----683-----135

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Dwellings
Gosford City - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
DwellingsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Total dwellings73,806100.0100.071,875100.0100.0+1,931
Occupied private dwellings63,91186.692.961,94486.292.4+1,967
Population in non-private dwellings3,545----3,232----+313
Average household size (persons per dwelling)2.46--2.692.47--2.65-0.01

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

*Note that this is an experimental estimate based on ERP at the SA1 level. It is subject to review after the next Census data release and may not match .id's population forecasts.

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