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Central Coast Council area

Overseas born - Household type

In the Central Coast Council area, 38.8% of people born overseas were in couples with children households.

The Central Coast Council area's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. For the overseas-born population, only those family members who were born overseas are counted. Other family members who were born in Australia or did not state their birthplace are not included in the table. However, if multiple household members were born overseas, the household will be counted twice at this topic.

This topic reveals the area's residential role and function for the overseas-born and what type of households they are forming. This is likely to be strongly related to Age Structure, while recent migrants are young and likely to form families (and group households in the case of student areas), more established migrant communities may have older families and empty nesters in their mix of households.

To continue building the story of the overseas-born community in Central Coast Council area, please look at this topic in conjunction with Age Structure, Household Size and Number of Bedrooms.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People born overseas, counted in private dwellings

Household type
Central Coast Council area - Overseas born20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Couple with children16,30238.850.814,80838.952.0+1,494
Couple without children14,40334.324.013,24934.822.8+1,154
One parent family4,0479.69.83,5059.29.9+542
Other Family2560.61.72090.51.7+47
Group household1,0242.45.09722.64.6+52
Lone person household5,96514.28.75,27913.99.0+686
Other non-classifiable household90.00.0270.10.0-18

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 Other non-classifiable household, Greater Sydney: 0.0% Lone person household, Greater Sydney: 8.7% Group household, Greater Sydney: 5.0% Other Family, Greater Sydney: 1.7% One parent family, Greater Sydney: 9.8% Couple without children, Greater Sydney: 24.0% Couple with children, Greater Sydney: 50.8% Other non-classifiable household, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Lone person household, Central Coast Council area: 14.2% Group household, Central Coast Council area: 2.4% Other Family, Central Coast Council area: 0.6% One parent family, Central Coast Council area: 9.6% Couple without children, Central Coast Council area: 34.3% Couple with children, Central Coast Council area: 38.8%
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 Other non-classifiable household, Central Coast Council area: -18 Lone person household, Central Coast Council area: +686 Group household, Central Coast Council area: +52 Other Family, Central Coast Council area: +47 One parent family, Central Coast Council area: +542 Couple without children, Central Coast Council area: +1,154 Couple with children, Central Coast Council area: +1,494
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 for people born overseas in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney, shows that there was a lower proportion of people born overseas in couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 38.8% of people born overseas were in couple families with child(ren), and 9.6% were in one-parent families, compared with 50.8% and 9.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

There were a higher proportion of people born overseas in lone person households and a higher proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of people born overseas in lone person households was 14.2% compared to 8.7% in Greater Sydney while the proportion in couples without children was 34.3% compared to 24.0% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of people born overseas in households in Central Coast Council area increased by 3,957 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types of people born overseas in the Central Coast Council area 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+1,494 persons)
  • Couple without children (+1,154 persons)
  • Lone person household (+686 persons)
  • One parent family (+542 persons)

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