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Central Coast NSWPopulation forecast

Central Coast NSW

Population summary

Between 2016 and 2036, the population for Central Coast NSW is forecast to increase by 79,306 persons (23.65% growth), at an average annual change of 1.07%.

This table summarises the population for Central Coast NSW and each of its small areas. This enables you to see how population change is affecting different parts of the LGA in different ways. Some small areas may be rapidly growing whilst others are stable or even declining in population.

Continue to the forecast results section to see detailed forecasts of population, households, and dwellings for each of the small areas.

Please note that population numbers in for the 2016 base year are derived from Estimated Resident Population from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. These differ from (and are usually higher than) Census counts as they factor in population missed by the Census and population overseas on Census night. They are generally considered a more accurate measure of population size than Census counts.

Population summary
Central Coast NSWForecast yearChange between 2016 and 2036
Area20162021202620312036Total changeAvg. annual % change
Central Coast Council area335,309354,915373,925394,019414,615+79,306+1.07
Avoca Beach - Picketts Valley - Copacabana - MacMasters Beach9,0579,1759,2309,2369,247+190+0.10
Bateau Bay12,37312,69313,32414,09814,535+2,162+0.81
Berkeley Vale - Chittaway - Glenning Valley13,41013,77514,32814,45714,627+1,217+0.44
Blue Haven6,5316,6176,4726,3906,302-229-0.18
Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point9,5709,87710,21810,31410,474+904+0.45
Charmhaven - Lake Haven6,2476,4176,5196,8757,241+994+0.74
East Gosford - Point Frederick6,3237,1457,1967,3307,533+1,210+0.88
Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay6,2026,7696,9537,0967,235+1,033+0.77
Forresters Beach - Wamberal9,80510,34810,52210,59310,591+786+0.39
Gosford - West Gosford4,9706,1877,6539,36111,028+6,058+4.07
Green Point6,5306,6026,4936,4746,489-41-0.03
Gwandalan - Summerland Point5,8446,1976,1156,5757,847+2,003+1.48
Hamlyn Terrace6,2188,54110,53511,11310,943+4,725+2.87
Holgate - Matcham - Erina Heights2,4302,3382,2902,2752,284-146-0.31
Kanwal - Wyongah6,2266,3586,9078,0149,342+3,116+2.05
Killarney Vale - Tumbi Umbi12,56512,64012,70712,81712,968+403+0.16
Kincumber South - Bensville - Empire Bay - Killcare9,6419,6719,8529,8139,845+204+0.10
Lake Munmorah - Chain Valley Bay8,4498,94010,09112,92715,328+6,879+3.02
Lisarow - Mt Elliot5,4195,3985,4145,5905,900+481+0.43
Long Jetty - Shelly Beach - Toowoon Bay - Blue Bay9,44910,20410,79310,89910,973+1,524+0.75
Mannering Park2,5312,5242,5692,6132,666+135+0.26
Narara - Niagara Park10,90211,10511,17711,01810,963+61+0.03
Noraville - Norah Head4,1244,1484,1364,1194,141+17+0.02
North Gosford - Wyoming14,12315,58216,79516,83216,939+2,816+0.91
Ourimbah - Palmdale - Kangy Angy4,5854,6344,7104,8975,208+623+0.64
Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong - Woy Woy Bay7,7577,8027,9387,9468,004+247+0.16
San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra4,7784,8934,9465,5085,948+1,170+1.10
Terrigal - North Avoca14,12615,33915,26515,21915,103+977+0.33
The Entrance - The Entrance North5,7886,5517,5218,2619,007+3,219+2.24
Toukley - Canton Beach5,8426,3166,7106,9427,123+1,281+1.00
Tuggerah - Mardi5,9755,9325,9876,6327,839+1,864+1.37
Tuggerawong - Tacoma - Rocky Point2,2912,3262,3382,3702,458+167+0.35
Umina Beach - Pearl Beach - Patonga17,81918,05518,06118,18318,348+529+0.15
Warnervale - Wallarah - Bushells Ridge1,1072,1884,9318,08911,648+10,541+12.49
Woy Woy - Blackwall12,77512,96613,30013,41913,619+844+0.32
Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown7,1427,3407,3527,3467,389+247+0.17
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), March 2018.

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