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Central Coast Council area

Life-stages - Housing tenure

In the Central Coast Council area 60.1% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households who were purchasing or fully owned their home, 33.9% were renting privately, and 2.1% were in social housing in 2011.

The Central Coast Council area's Housing Tenure data provides insights into its socio-economic status as well as the role it plays in the housing market.

Looking at tenure for specific age groups provides additional information about the housing role and function, which may be quite different for different life stages. For instance, an inner city area may house predominantly young people, while the elderly are concentrated in public housing. Alternatively, the older population may overwhelmingly own their homes outright, while younger generations are renting due to lack of affordability.

In conjunction with other socio-economic status indicators in the Central Coast Council area, Tenure data is useful for analysing housing markets, housing affordability and identifying public housing areas. It should be looked at alongside Household Type and Dwelling Type.

It is also worth remembering that because this table counts individuals, there is no assumption that any particular individual pays the rent or mortgage.

Derived from the Census questions:

'Is this dwelling (owned outright, owned with a mortgage etc.)', and 'If this dwelling is being rented, who is it rented from?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Housing tenure
Central Coast Council area - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Tenure typeNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
Fully owned1,1836.18.81,3037.29.8-120
Mortgage10,48054.050.59,83254.150.3+648
Renting6,99336.035.86,12333.734.0+870
Renting - Social housing4012.13.73241.84.3+77
Renting - Private6,57333.931.55,77731.828.9+796
Renting - Not stated190.10.6220.10.8-3
Other tenure type00.00.4100.10.4-10
Not stated7443.84.59025.05.5-158

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

Housing tenure, 2011
Housing tenure, 2011 Other tenure type, New South Wales: 0.4% Renting - Private, New South Wales: 31.5% Renting - Social housing, New South Wales: 3.7% Renting, New South Wales: 35.8% Mortgage, New South Wales: 50.5% Fully owned, New South Wales: 8.8% Other tenure type, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Renting - Private, Central Coast Council area: 33.9% Renting - Social housing, Central Coast Council area: 2.1% Renting, Central Coast Council area: 36.0% Mortgage, Central Coast Council area: 54.0% Fully owned, Central Coast Council area: 6.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2011 Other tenure type, Central Coast Council area: -10 Renting - Private, Central Coast Council area: +796 Renting - Social housing, Central Coast Council area: +77 Renting, Central Coast Council area: +870 Mortgage, Central Coast Council area: +648 Fully owned, Central Coast Council area: -120
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 housing tenure 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 smaller proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a similar proportion who were renters.

Overall, 6.1% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households who owned their dwelling; 54.0% were purchasing, and 36.0% were renting, compared with 8.8%, 50.5% and 35.8% respectively for New South Wales.

Emerging groups

The total number of children aged 0 to 4 years in households in Central Coast Council area increased by 1,230 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for children aged 0 to 4 years in households in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Renting - Private (+796 persons)
  • Mortgage (+648 persons)
  • Not stated (-158 persons)
  • Fully owned (-120 persons)
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