Mid Coast Population Data

The MidCoast Council area is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, in the Hunter Region, about 320 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD. The area covers more than 10,000 square kilometres, has 190 kms of coastline and has a population of over 90,000 people. The region is known for its pristine beaches and unique river systems as well as a vast area of national parks and state forests housing rare and endangered flora and fauna. 

The MidCoast Council Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City and smaller areas within it based on results from the Censuses of Population and Housing between 1991 and 2016. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.

Statistics are useful to look at how our population changes over time and they help us to better understand the make up of our community and in our planning to address the challenge of disadvantage that our children and families face. The Midcoast Council Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) measure the relative level of social-economic disadvantage and/or advantage based on a range of census characteristics. Two of the SEIFA indexes: the index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) and the Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage (IRSAD) can be selected within the data.

Statistics are often used by community groups when applying for grants and by businesses when establishing or expanding their business.

The community statistics information available includes:

  • Community profile – provides census data from 1991 until the most recent census. This enables you to compare how the population has changed over time
  • Social Atlas –  provides demographic characteristics for our population based on census data from 2001 up to the most recent census in a mapping format
  • Population forecast – forecasts our population size up to the year 2036 based on the projected population increase and the availability of land to be developed for housing.

Brighter beginnings: the first 2000 days

Mid Coast 4 Kids is very excited to be championing Brighter Beginnings: the first 2000 days, a NSW Government initiative which is based on evidence that shows why the early years of life (from conception to age five) are important for health and wellbeing outcomes across the lifespan.
Evidence such as 90% of a child’s brain development occurs by age 5 and early experiences in the first 2000 days of life can have flow-on impacts in every decade of their lifetime.
The Brighter Beginnings initiative is a “one stop shop” of resources for families when expecting a baby and throughout their child’s early life, and includes tools and resources to keep track of health and development milestones, access financial support, find early childhood education and care, start primary school, and return to work as well as emotional and legal support for parents.
Early experiences in the first 2000 days of life can have flow-on impacts in every decade of  a child’s lifetime.
With almost 100,000 births per year in NSW. Brighter Beginnings aims to provide families with the information they need, when they need it to make their decisions and empower families with clear, reliable and timely information

One of the valuable  online resources is the Learn the Signs, Act Early Milestone Monitoring Tools  that are in the Blue Book and help parents track their child’s development. Parents should speak to a Child and Family Health Nurse located in Child and Family Health Centres or doctor if they have concerns about how their child is growing, developing or behaving.

Click here to find out more about: 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻𝘀. 𝗔𝗰𝘁 𝗘𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆. 𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀

To learn more about the Brighter Beginnings initiative visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/initiative/brighter-beginnings

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