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Central Coast Council area

Household type

In the Central Coast Council area, 28% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 35% in Greater Sydney.

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.

To continue building the story, the Central Coast Council area's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Households with Children, Households without Children, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Households

Household type
Central Coast Council area - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children34,66228.534.833,38828.834.1+1,274
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children30,86125.322.629,63425.522.0+1,227
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families16,00513.110.814,47512.510.6+1,530
Other families
1,0790.91.49050.81.4+174
map this data in atlas.idGroup household3,2422.74.13,1162.73.9+126
map this data in atlas.idLone person31,35825.821.529,33625.321.6+2,022
Other not classifiable household
3,5162.94.14,4263.85.6-910
Visitor only households
1,0360.90.97390.60.8+297

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 Lone person, Greater Sydney: 21.5% Group household, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Other families, Greater Sydney: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Sydney: 10.8% Couples without children, Greater Sydney: 22.6% Couples with children, Greater Sydney: 34.8% Lone person, Central Coast Council area: 25.8% Group household, Central Coast Council area: 2.7% Other families, Central Coast Council area: 0.9% One parent families, Central Coast Council area: 13.1% Couples without children, Central Coast Council area: 25.3% Couples with children, Central Coast Council area: 28.5%
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 household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Central Coast Council area: +2,022 Group household, Central Coast Council area: +126 Other families, Central Coast Council area: +174 One parent families, Central Coast Council area: +1,530 Couples without children, Central Coast Council area: +1,227 Couples with children, Central Coast Council area: +1,274
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

Analysis of the household/family types in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 28.5% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.1% were one-parent families, compared with 34.8% and 10.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 25.8% compared to 21.5% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 25.3% compared to 22.6% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Central Coast Council area increased by 5,740 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person (+2,022 households)
  • One parent families (+1,530 households)
  • Couples with children (+1,274 households)
  • Couples without children (+1,227 households)

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