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Population and other demographic data

AgeProfile

Income

The median total personal income for Central Coast

residents at the time of the 2011 Census was $502

per week compared with $619 per week for the

Greater Sydney Area which includes Sydney, Blue

Mountains, Illawarra and Central Coast. At the

same time the median family income for the Central

Coast was $1,284 per week compared with $1,683

for Greater Sydney. (Source: ABS Census 2011)

Total personal income – Central Coast

Weekly

Persons

Nil income

17,128

$1 - $199

19,257

$200 - $299

30,195

$300 - $399

31,611

$400 - $599

34,409

$600 - $799

27,194

$800 -$999

19,909

$1,000 - $1,249

17,513

$1,250 - $1,499

11,642

$1,500 - $1,999

13,291

$2,000 or more

9,535

Personal income not stated

19,805

Housing affordability

On the Central Coast Median Household Income at

the time of the 2011 Census was $4,313 per month

compared with the NSW Median Household Income

of $5,302.

Against this the Median Mortgage payments for

Central Coast residents was $1,820 or 42% of

Household Income. This compares with the NSW

percentage of mortgage payments to income

of 38%.

Rental accommodation amounts to 27% of

Household Income for Central Coast residents

compared with NSW of 24%.

Median

personal

income

% Wkly

Median

household

income

% Wkly

Median

Mortgage

Payment

$ Mthly

Median

Rent

$ Wkly

Central

Coast

502

1003

1820 270

New

South

Wales

561

1233

1993 300

2001

Proportion

of total

population

2006

Proportion

of total

population

2012

Proportion

of total

population

10 year

Population

Growth Rate

0-19 years

81409

28.5% 80661

27.5% 81,775

26.5% 0.5%

20-34 years

48576

17% 47109

16% 49,517

16% 1%

35-64 years

105554

37% 112850

38.5% 121,602

38.5% 13.5%

65 years +

49969

17.5% 53090

18% 59,292

19% 16%

TOTAL

285508

100% 293710

100% 312,186

100% 8%

SOURCE: ABS CENSUS 2011, COMMUNITY PROFILE

According to the Census results 2001, 2006, 2011

the Median Age of the Central Coast population

has risen from 38 years to 40 years over the past

ten years.

In the 0-19 year age group the number of persons

has risen from 81,409 in 2001 to 81,808 in 2011,

an increase of 0.50% in the ten year period. This

compares with the NSW growth rate of 1.1%.

In the 20-34 year age group the growth rate has

been 1.0% over ten years compared with the NSW

growth rate of 4.7%

In the 35-64 year age group the population has

risen by 13.5% over ten years compared with the

NSW growth rate of 13%.

In the generally accepted retiree age group of 65

years plus the population has grown by 16.0%

compared with the NSW growth rate in this age

group of 22.1%.

AgeDistribution

The Central Coast Ultimate Guide to Business

June 2015

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