Central Coast, New South Wales
Population: 254,579 *
Dialing Code: 02 (+61 2 from overseas)
Time Zone: AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10), AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11)
Current Time: 21/05/2013 07:19:14 am
* Source for population data: 2001 census figures
Because of it's proximity to Sydney (around 70 kilometres) many people who work in the state capital live in Central Coast and commute. In addition to this it is also a popular location for retirees. These factors mean that the area does not have a great deal of local industry apart from tourism.