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Central Coast Council area

Dwelling type

In the Central Coast Council area, 20.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 40% in Greater Sydney.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Central Coast Council area's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings is likely to attract more young adults and smaller households, often renting. Larger, detached or separate dwellings are more likely to attract families and prospective families. The residential built form often reflects market opportunities or planning policy, such as building denser forms of housing around public transport nodes or employment centres.

Dwelling Type statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Household Types, Housing Tenure and Age Structure for a more complete picture of the housing market in the Central Coast Council area.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Central Coast Council area - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Separate house
108,49677.958.9106,19679.160.9+2,300
map this data in atlas.idMedium density24,26417.419.722,54716.819.1+1,717
map this data in atlas.idHigh density4,5433.320.73,5552.619.2+988
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1,3921.00.21,5831.20.3-191
Other
4360.30.42780.20.4+158
Not stated
1690.10.11200.10.1+49

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 area20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings121,76287.392.9116,06586.492.4+5,697
Unoccupied private dwellings17,53812.66.918,18413.57.4-646
Non private dwellings1680.10.21330.10.2+35

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, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Sydney: 0.2% High density, Greater Sydney: 20.7% Medium density, Greater Sydney: 19.7% Separate house, Greater Sydney: 58.9% Other, Central Coast Council area: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Central Coast Council area: 1.0% High density, Central Coast Council area: 3.3% Medium density, Central Coast Council area: 17.4% Separate house, Central Coast Council area: 77.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, Central Coast Council area: +158 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Central Coast Council area: -191 High density, Central Coast Council area: +988 Medium density, Central Coast Council area: +1,717 Separate house, Central Coast Council area: +2,300
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 108,496 separate houses in the area, 24,264 medium density dwellings, and 4,543 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 shows that 77.9% of all dwellings were separate houses; 17.4% were medium density dwellings, and 3.3% were in high density dwellings, compared with 58.9%, 19.7%, and 20.7% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2011, a total of 87.3% of the dwellings in the Central Coast Council area were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.9% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 12.6%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Sydney (6.9%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Central Coast Council area increased by 5,086 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+2,300 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+1,717 dwellings)
  • High density (+988 dwellings)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (-191 dwellings)
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