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Central Coast Council area

Life-stages - Household type

In the Central Coast Council area, 77.9% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couples with children households.

The Central Coast Council area's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators.

People form different types of households at different stages in life, so this varies enormously by age group in all areas. This topic is useful, however, in comparing the types of households formed by each age group relative to the benchmark. For instance, in some areas, children may mostly live in couple families, while in others they are mainly in one-parent families. Are elderly parents still living with their extended family or do they have empty nester households?

To continue building the story, the Central Coast Council area's Household Types should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Household type
Central Coast Council area - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
Couple with children15,17677.981.414,06877.380.4+1,108
Couple without children1290.70.9890.50.8+40
One parent family3,55818.313.63,27118.014.1+287
Other Family00.00.100.00.10
Group household00.00.000.00.00
Lone person household390.20.5520.30.5-13
Other non-classifiable household5793.03.57173.94.2-138

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

Household type, 2011
Household type, 2011 Other non-classifiable household, New South Wales: 3.5% Lone person household, New South Wales: 0.5% Group household, New South Wales: 0.0% Other Family, New South Wales: 0.1% One parent family, New South Wales: 13.6% Couple without children, New South Wales: 0.9% Couple with children, New South Wales: 81.4% Other non-classifiable household, Central Coast Council area: 3.0% Lone person household, Central Coast Council area: 0.2% Group household, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Other Family, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% One parent family, Central Coast Council area: 18.3% Couple without children, Central Coast Council area: 0.7% Couple with children, Central Coast Council area: 77.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Other non-classifiable household, Central Coast Council area: -138 Lone person household, Central Coast Council area: -13 Group household, Central Coast Council area: 0 Other Family, Central Coast Council area: 0 One parent family, Central Coast Council area: +287 Couple without children, Central Coast Council area: +40 Couple with children, Central Coast Council area: +1,108
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 household/family types of children aged 0 to 4 years in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to New South Wales, shows that there was a lower proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 77.9% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couple families with child(ren), and 18.3% were in one-parent families, compared with 81.4% and 13.6% respectively for New South Wales.

There was a similar proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households and a similar proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households was 0.2% compared to 0.5% in New South Wales while the proportion of couples without children was 0.7% compared to 0.9% in New South Wales.

Emerging groups

The number of children aged 0 to 4 years in households in Central Coast Council area increased by 1,284 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types for people aged 0 to 4 years in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+1,108 persons)
  • One parent family (+287 persons)

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