Our Region

The NSW Central Coast.

Located between the urban centres of Sydney and Newcastle, the Central Coast region covers an area of 1,680 square kilometres and encompasses the Central Coast Local Government area.

The most recent estimate of resident population is for 2015 which estimated the population as 333,119 (4.4% of the NSW population) – an increase of 10,463 since the census in 2011

Between 2011 and 2026/27 the CCLHD population is projected to increase by 50,628 people from 322,656 to 373, 284 (15.7% growth).

The population of the Aboriginal Community on the Central Coast is 12,485 3.8% of the overall population of 327,736.

Comparatively large numbers of older people (70 plus years of age) live on the Central Coast (13.6% of the total population, compared to the NSW average of 10.1%). People aged 70 to 84 years will increase by 56.5% (19,597 people) and those aged over 85 years will increase by 41.8% (3,775). The number of people aged 70 years and over will increase by 53.5% (23,372) by 2027.