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Central Coast Council area

Dwelling type

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In the Central Coast Council area, 21.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 44% 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 Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Central Coast Council area - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Separate house
110,67376.655.0108,49677.958.9+2,177
map this data in atlas.idMedium density26,43318.320.324,26417.419.7+2,169
map this data in atlas.idHigh density4,8533.423.54,5433.320.7+310
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
1,5001.00.31,3921.00.2+108
Other
3260.20.54360.30.4-110
Not stated
6350.40.41690.10.1+466

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Central Coast Council area20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings127,19088.092.5121,76287.392.9+5,428
Unoccupied private dwellings17,22411.97.317,53812.66.9-314
Non private dwellings1780.10.21680.10.2+10

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Greater Sydney: 0.3% High density, Greater Sydney: 23.5% Medium density, Greater Sydney: 20.3% Separate house, Greater Sydney: 55.0% Other, Central Coast Council area: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Central Coast Council area: 1.0% High density, Central Coast Council area: 3.4% Medium density, Central Coast Council area: 18.3% Separate house, Central Coast Council area: 76.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Central Coast Council area: -110 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Central Coast Council area: +108 High density, Central Coast Council area: +310 Medium density, Central Coast Council area: +2,169 Separate house, Central Coast Council area: +2,177
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 110,673 separate houses in the area, 26,433 medium density dwellings, and 4,853 high density dwellings. In addition, there were 1,500 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Central Coast Council area in 2016 shows that 76.6% of all dwellings were separate houses; 18.3% were medium density dwellings, and 3.4% were in high density dwellings, compared with 55.0%, 20.3%, and 23.5% in the Greater Sydney respectively.

In 2016, a total of 88.0% of the dwellings in the Central Coast Council area were occupied on Census night, compared to 92.5% in Greater Sydney. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 11.9%, which is larger compared to that found in Greater Sydney (7.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Central Coast Council area increased by 5,124 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Central Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+2,177 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+2,169 dwellings)
  • High density (+310 dwellings)
  • Other (-110 dwellings)
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