Central Coast

The Central Coast has outstanding natural assets, enjoys close proximity to the Hunter and Sydney Regions with an enviable lifestyle that makes it a very attractive region to live and work. The Central Coast with a current population of 349,173 is expected to have an additional 88,000 people living in the region by 2040. The Central Coast region is located in the centre of the fastest growing corridor in NSW, between Sydney and Newcastle. Classed as a Metro Satellite due to its relative proximity to Sydney, the region will become a major economic and population hub over the next two decades, attracting large numbers of families seeking new lifestyle and employment opportunities. The region incorporates the Local Government Areas of Gosford City and Wyong Shire.


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1,681 km²

161,070 total jobs with GRP of $20.1B
Source: AEC Group (2022-23)

Top 5 Industries by Employment

Healthcare & Social Assistance




Retail Trade


Education & Training


Accommodation & Food


Photo of Gosford
Gosford Waterfront  © Central Coast Tourism
East Coast Food Beverages © Central Coast RDA

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The data on this page is indicative of the region and subject to change. Image credits: Destination NSW.