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Central Coast Council area

Life-stages - Dwelling type

In the Central Coast Council area 10.9% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in medium or high density dwellings.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Central Coast Council area's residential role and function. People occupy different dwelling structures at different life stages, so not only can dwelling type give the overall role and function of the area, it can show the role it plays for different age groups.

For instance, an area may have minimal high density housing stock, but that which there is, is mainly occupied by students aged 18-24. On the other hand, medium density may be an important housing stock for the elderly to downsize into - but are they taking this up? Are families living increasingly in high density housing while retired populations occupy separate houses?

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in dwellings

Dwelling structure
Central Coast Council area - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
Separate house17,40689.075.516,67791.379.3+729
Medium density1,8619.514.91,4768.113.2+385
High density2651.49.11200.76.9+145
Caravans, cabin, houseboat180.10.200.00.2+18
Other00.00.200.00.30
Not stated00.00.100.00.10

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Central Coast Council area - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
Private dwellings19,550100.099.518,27399.899.4+1,277
Non private dwellings00.00.5290.20.6-29

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2011
Dwelling structure, 2011 Other, New South Wales: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, New South Wales: 0.2% High density, New South Wales: 9.1% Medium density, New South Wales: 14.9% Separate house, New South Wales: 75.5% Other, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Central Coast Council area: 0.1% High density, Central Coast Council area: 1.4% Medium density, Central Coast Council area: 9.5% Separate house, Central Coast Council area: 89.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, Central Coast Council area: 0 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Central Coast Council area: +18 High density, Central Coast Council area: +145 Medium density, Central Coast Council area: +385 Separate house, Central Coast Council area: +729
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the types of dwellings for children aged 0 to 4 years in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 shows that 89.0% of children aged 0 to 4 years were living in separate houses; 9.5% were in medium density dwellings, and 1.4% were were in high density dwellings, compared with 75.5%, 14.9%, and 9.1% in the New South Wales respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of children aged 0 to 4 years in occupied private dwellings in the Central Coast Council area increased by 1,277 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings for people aged 0 to 4 years in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+729 persons)
  • Medium density (+385 persons)
  • High density (+145 persons)
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