Central Coast NSWPopulation forecast
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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, households and dwellings

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Central Coast Council area. The period 2016 to 2026, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.

It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.

Forecast population, households and dwellings
Central Coast Council areaForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population335,309354,915373,925394,019414,615
Change in population (5yrs)--19,60619,01020,09420,596
Average annual change--1.14%1.05%1.05%1.02%
Households132,862141,082149,298157,801166,474
Average household size2.492.482.472.462.45
Population in non private dwellings4,6485,3095,7746,2536,732
Dwellings145,961155,086164,403174,154184,132
Dwelling occupancy rate91.0390.9790.8190.6190.41

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

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.45 2035 Average household size: 2.45 2034 Average household size: 2.45 2033 Average household size: 2.45 2032 Average household size: 2.46 2031 Average household size: 2.46 2030 Average household size: 2.46 2029 Average household size: 2.46 2028 Average household size: 2.46 2027 Average household size: 2.46 2026 Average household size: 2.47 2025 Average household size: 2.47 2024 Average household size: 2.47 2023 Average household size: 2.47 2022 Average household size: 2.48 2021 Average household size: 2.48 2020 Average household size: 2.48 2019 Average household size: 2.48 2018 Average household size: 2.48 2017 Average household size: 2.49 2016 Average household size: 2.49 2036 Average household size: 2.45 2035 Average household size: 2.45 2034 Average household size: 2.45 2033 Average household size: 2.45 2032 Average household size: 2.46 2031 Average household size: 2.46 2030 Average household size: 2.46 2029 Average household size: 2.46 2028 Average household size: 2.46 2027 Average household size: 2.46 2026 Average household size: 2.47 2025 Average household size: 2.47 2024 Average household size: 2.47 2023 Average household size: 2.47 2022 Average household size: 2.48 2021 Average household size: 2.48 2020 Average household size: 2.48 2019 Average household size: 2.48 2018 Average household size: 2.48 2017 Average household size: 2.49 2036 Households: 166,473 2035 Households: 164,771 2034 Households: 163,038 2033 Households: 161,293 2032 Households: 159,545 2031 Households: 157,793 2030 Households: 156,043 2029 Households: 154,319 2028 Households: 152,601 2027 Households: 150,954 2026 Households: 149,291 2025 Households: 147,660 2024 Households: 146,019 2023 Households: 144,418 2022 Households: 142,777 2021 Households: 141,080 2020 Households: 139,392 2019 Households: 137,680 2018 Households: 136,026 2017 Households: 134,387 2016 Households: 132,866 2036 Total population: 414,615 2035 Total population: 410,134 2034 Total population: 406,047 2033 Total population: 401,998 2032 Total population: 398,003 2031 Total population: 394,019 2030 Total population: 389,486 2029 Total population: 385,458 2028 Total population: 381,436 2027 Total population: 377,697 2026 Total population: 373,925 2025 Total population: 369,841 2024 Total population: 366,177 2023 Total population: 362,588 2022 Total population: 358,826 2021 Total population: 354,915 2020 Total population: 350,505 2019 Total population: 346,459 2018 Total population: 342,548 2017 Total population: 338,839 2016 Total population: 335,309
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
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