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Central Coast Council area

Need for assistance - Household type

In the Central Coast Council area, 24.1% of people reporting a need for assistance were in couples with children households.

The Central Coast Council area's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.

For persons with a disability or need for assistance with core activities, the household type topic can reveal the extent to which they live alone (and therefore may require outside assistance) or have other family members available to assist. It is also likely to be correlated with age.

Please note that people with a disability living in an institutional form of accommodation (e.g. Hostel for the aged or disabled) are not considered to be part of a household but are included as "Not applicable" in this topic.

To continue building the story, the Central Coast Council area's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Age Structure and Dwelling Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People with a need for assistance, counted in private dwellings

Household type
Central Coast Council area - Need for assistance20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Couple with children3,52424.134.52,76723.332.7+757
Couple without children4,55631.124.33,98633.525.7+570
One parent family2,85519.519.22,00116.817.5+854
Other family1831.31.51431.21.6+40
Group household5353.73.14393.73.4+96
Lone person household2,97620.317.42,54821.419.1+428
Other non-classifiable household00.00.030.00.1-3

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 - Need for assistance20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Private dwellings14,62982.582.811,88781.879.9+2,742
Non-private dwellings3,09417.517.22,65218.220.1+442

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, Greater Sydney: 0.0% Lone person household, Greater Sydney: 17.4% Group household, Greater Sydney: 3.1% Other family, Greater Sydney: 1.5% One parent family, Greater Sydney: 19.2% Couple without children, Greater Sydney: 24.3% Couple with children, Greater Sydney: 34.5% Other non-classifiable household, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Lone person household, Central Coast Council area: 20.3% Group household, Central Coast Council area: 3.7% Other family, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% One parent family, Central Coast Council area: 19.5% Couple without children, Central Coast Council area: 31.1% Couple with children, Central Coast Council area: 24.1%
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: -3 Lone person household, Central Coast Council area: +428 Group household, Central Coast Council area: +96 Other family, Central Coast Council area: +40 One parent family, Central Coast Council area: +854 Couple without children, Central Coast Council area: +570 Couple with children, Central Coast Council area: +757
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 people reporting a need for assistance in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of people needing assistance in couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 24.1% of people reporting a need for assistance were in couple families with child(ren), and 19.5% were in one-parent families, compared with 34.5% and 19.2% respectively for Greater Sydney.

There was a higher proportion of people reporting a need for assistance in lone person households and a higher proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of people with a need for assistance in lone person households was 20.3% compared to 17.4% in Greater Sydney while the proportion in couples without children was 31.1% compared to 24.3% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number people in private dwellings reporting a need for assistance in Central Coast Council area increased by 2,742 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the family/household types of people reporting a need for assistance in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • One parent family (+854 persons)
  • Couple with children (+757 persons)
  • Couple without children (+570 persons)
  • Lone person household (+428 persons)

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