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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Central Coast Council area

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for the Central Coast Council area indicate a 10.2% increase in population under working age, a 25.9% increase in population of retirement age, and a 7.2% increase in population of working age.

Knowledge of how the age structure of the population is changing is essential for planning age-based facilities and services, such as child care, recreation and aged care.

The forecast age groups of the Central Coast Council area is a function of the current age of the population (people aging each year, being born and dying) as well as the age of people migrating into and out of the area. This in turn is driven by location (fringe, city centre, regional or rural) the existing housing stock (separate dwellings, medium or high density), the amount and type of new residential development (same as existing stock, or diversifying) and where the area is in a cycle of change. We call this the area’s residential role and function. You can learn more about this in the section household and suburb life cycles.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Central Coast Council area - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 20,6476.222,6596.124,9686.0+4,321
5 to 9 21,7996.523,5076.325,8106.2+4,011
10 to 14 20,7656.223,4766.325,8136.2+5,048
15 to 19 20,6236.222,6156.024,6325.9+4,009
20 to 24 19,5355.820,3765.422,7835.5+3,248
25 to 29 18,7555.620,0945.422,3285.4+3,573
30 to 34 19,0215.721,0245.623,0705.6+4,049
35 to 39 19,0165.722,5136.024,7816.0+5,765
40 to 44 21,4236.423,0676.225,5346.2+4,111
45 to 49 21,9146.521,9995.924,8286.0+2,914
50 to 54 22,1226.622,2556.024,0775.8+1,955
55 to 59 22,0726.622,4276.023,2615.6+1,189
60 to 64 20,1336.022,9306.123,7465.7+3,613
65 to 69 19,7665.922,5876.023,7285.7+3,962
70 to 74 16,3394.919,8045.322,7275.5+6,388
75 to 79 12,3383.716,9734.519,9834.8+7,645
80 to 84 8,8992.712,2873.315,3323.7+6,433
85 and over10,1423.013,3323.617,2144.2+7,072
Total persons335,309100.0373,925100.0414,615100.0+79,306

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 17,214 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 15,332 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 19,983 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 22,727 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 23,728 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 23,746 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 23,261 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 24,077 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 24,828 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 25,534 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 24,781 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 23,070 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 22,328 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 22,783 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 24,632 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 25,813 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 25,810 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 24,968 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 13,332 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 12,287 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 16,973 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 19,804 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 22,587 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 22,930 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 22,427 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 22,255 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 21,999 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 23,067 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 22,513 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 21,024 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 20,094 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 20,376 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 22,615 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 23,476 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 23,507 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 22,659 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 10,142 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 8,899 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 12,338 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 16,339 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 19,766 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 20,133 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 22,072 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 22,122 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 21,914 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 21,423 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 19,016 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 19,021 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 18,755 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 19,535 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 20,623 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 20,765 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 21,799 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 20,647
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 3,882 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 3,045 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 3,010 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 2,923 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 1,141 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 816 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 834 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 1,821 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 2,830 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 2,467 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 2,268 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 2,046 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 2,234 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 2,407 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 2,017 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 2,337 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 2,303 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 2,309 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 3,190 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 3,388 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 4,635 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 3,465 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 2,821 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 2,797 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 355 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 133 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 85 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 1,644 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 3,497 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 2,003 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 1,339 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 841 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 1,992 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 2,711 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 1,708 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 2,012
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in the Central Coast Council area was ages 50 to 54 , which accounted for 6.6% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79 , which is expected to increase by 4,635 and account for 4.5% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 23,507 persons.

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