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Central Coast Council area

Low income households - Household type

In the Central Coast Council area, 3.0% of households were made up of couples with children compared with 5.9% in New South Wales.

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.

This topic breaks down household and family type specifically for those households on low incomes (relative to national averages). There may be correlations with specific household types. For example, an area with many pensioners on low incomes is likely to have a large number of couples without children and lone person households.

Note that household income is connected to household size - the potential for a lone person household to have a high income is less than for a household containing 5 adults. This may skew the results a little to the smaller household types when comparing to the total population, but should not affect geographic comparisons.

To continue building the story, the Central Coast Council area's household and family types should be viewed in conjunction with Age Structure and Dwelling Types.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Low income households in private dwellings

Household type
Central Coast Council area - Low income households20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
Couple with children9193.05.98783.36.3+41
Couple without children6,57521.421.46,44724.423.8+128
One parent family3,89712.712.62,90211.011.8+995
Other Family1710.60.91600.61.0+11
Group household2800.91.73751.42.1-95
Lone person household18,81861.457.515,64459.254.9+3,174
Other non-classifiable household00.00.000.00.00

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 household, New South Wales: 57.5% Group household, New South Wales: 1.7% Other Family, New South Wales: 0.9% One parent family, New South Wales: 12.6% Couple without children, New South Wales: 21.4% Couple with children, New South Wales: 5.9% Lone person household, Central Coast Council area: 61.4% Group household, Central Coast Council area: 0.9% Other Family, Central Coast Council area: 0.6% One parent family, Central Coast Council area: 12.7% Couple without children, Central Coast Council area: 21.4% Couple with children, Central Coast Council area: 3.0%
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 Lone person household, Central Coast Council area: +3,174 Group household, Central Coast Council area: -95 Other Family, Central Coast Council area: +11 One parent family, Central Coast Council area: +995 Couple without children, Central Coast Council area: +128 Couple with children, Central Coast Council area: +41
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 low income households in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 3.0% of low income households were couple families with child(ren), and 12.7% one-parent families, compared with 5.9% and 12.6% respectively for New South Wales.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a similar proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of low income lone person households was 61.4% compared to 57.5% for New South Wales while the proportion in couples without children was 21.4% compared to 21.4% for New South Wales.

Emerging groups

The number of low income households in Central Coast Council area increased by 4,254 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Lone person household (+3,174 households)
  • One parent family (+995 households)
  • Couple without children (+128 households)
  • Group household (-95 households)

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