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Central Coast Council area

Household type

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In the Central Coast Council area, 28% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, 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)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children35,95828.335.334,66228.534.8+1,296
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children32,09425.222.430,86125.322.6+1,233
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families16,12012.710.416,00513.110.8+115
Other families
1,1930.91.31,0790.91.4+114
map this data in atlas.idGroup household3,7122.94.53,2422.74.1+470
map this data in atlas.idLone person31,95425.120.431,35825.821.5+596
Other not classifiable household
4,9593.94.73,5162.94.1+1,443
Visitor only households
1,1820.90.91,0360.90.9+146

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

Household type, 2016
Household type, 2016 Lone person, Greater Sydney: 20.4% Group household, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Other families, Greater Sydney: 1.3% One parent families, Greater Sydney: 10.4% Couples without children, Greater Sydney: 22.4% Couples with children, Greater Sydney: 35.3% Lone person, Central Coast Council area: 25.1% Group household, Central Coast Council area: 2.9% Other families, Central Coast Council area: 0.9% One parent families, Central Coast Council area: 12.7% Couples without children, Central Coast Council area: 25.2% Couples with children, Central Coast Council area: 28.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, Central Coast Council area: +596 Group household, Central Coast Council area: +470 Other families, Central Coast Council area: +114 One parent families, Central Coast Council area: +115 Couples without children, Central Coast Council area: +1,233 Couples with children, Central Coast Council area: +1,296
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

Analysis of the household/family types in the Central Coast Council area in 2016 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, 28.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 12.7% were one-parent families, compared with 35.3% and 10.4% 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 25.1% compared to 20.4% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 25.2% compared to 22.4% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Central Coast Council area increased by 5,413 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the Central Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+1,296 households)
  • Couples without children (+1,233 households)
  • Lone person (+596 households)
  • Group household (+470 households)

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