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 Census usual resident population of Central Coast Council area in 2021 was 346,596 (4.29% of the NSW population), living in 152,875 dwellings with an average household size of 2.46.

In 2021, the ABS estimated the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of the Central Coast to be 17,047, which is 4.9% of the overall Central Coast population of 346,596.

Comparatively large numbers of older people (70 plus years of age) live on the Central Coast (16.2% of the total population, compared to the NSW average of 12.5%).