Profile of Central Coast

The Central Coast is located on the coast of New South Wales, 60 to 90 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD, and about 80 kilometres south of the Newcastle CBD.

Our easy-to-use online tools provide an insight into the current and future demographics of the local government area, our planning areas, suburbs and “communities of interest” profiles. This data will help you understand who makes up our community, how it has changed over time, how it compares to other areas and how our population will grow.

The tools are designed to assist investors, business, students, visitors, state and non-government agencies, community groups and Council staff. The information is of benefit for planning, service delivery, advocacy, grant funding and school projects.

Information is derived from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing and the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research.

Central Coast Community Profile – understand our local community

Provides information on socio-demographic characteristics including population, age structure, ethnicity, education, employment, income, housing, SEIFA and communities of interest profiles.

Central Coast Economic Profile – build a strong local economy

Provides information on economic indicators for the Central Coast LGA including local jobs, local businesses, industry structure, workforce profile, unemployment rate and journey to work plus economic and event impact tools.

Central Coast Social Atlas – map community trends spatially

Displays key socio-demographic characteristics as interactive maps. Based on data from the 2016 Census, each map is prepared using SA1s, to help identify patterns and trends.

Central Coast Population Forecasts – plan for future demand

Provides population and household forecasts showing how our population will change between 2016 and 2036.

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Last updated : Fri 23 Jul 2021