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Central Coast Council area

Housing tenure

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In the Central Coast Council area, 66% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 21.9% were renting privately, and 3.4% were in social housing in 2016.

The Central Coast Council area's Housing Tenure data provides insights into its socio-economic status as well as the role it plays in the housing market. For example, a high concentration of private renters may indicate a transient area attractive to young singles and couples, while a concentration of home owners indicates a more settled area with mature families and empty-nesters (Household Summary). Tenure can also reflect built form (Dwelling Type), with a significantly higher share of renters in high density housing and a substantially larger proportion of home-owners in separate houses, although this is not always the case.

In conjunction with other socio-economic status indicators in the Central Coast Council area, Tenure data is useful for analysing housing markets, housing affordability and identifying public housing areas.

Derived from the Census questions:

'Is this dwelling (owned outright, owned with a mortgage etc.)', and 'If this dwelling is being rented, who is it rented from?'

Households

Housing tenure
Central Coast Council area - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Tenure typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idFully owned42,45833.427.740,93433.629.1+1,524
map this data in atlas.idMortgage41,34332.531.540,39433.233.2+949
Renting
32,70925.732.631,96026.230.4+749
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Social housing4,2823.44.64,4233.65.0-141
map this data in atlas.idRenting - Private27,86621.927.626,88422.125.0+982
Renting - Not stated
5610.40.46530.50.5-92
Other tenure type
1,7831.40.81,5431.30.8+240
Not stated
8,9037.07.46,9305.76.5+1,973

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

Housing tenure, 2016
Housing tenure, 2016 Other tenure type, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Renting - Private, Greater Sydney: 27.6% Renting - Social housing, Greater Sydney: 4.6% Renting, Greater Sydney: 32.6% Mortgage, Greater Sydney: 31.5% Fully owned, Greater Sydney: 27.7% Other tenure type, Central Coast Council area: 1.4% Renting - Private, Central Coast Council area: 21.9% Renting - Social housing, Central Coast Council area: 3.4% Renting, Central Coast Council area: 25.7% Mortgage, Central Coast Council area: 32.5% Fully owned, Central Coast Council area: 33.4%
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 housing tenure, 2011 to 2016
Change in housing tenure, 2011 to 2016 Other tenure type, Central Coast Council area: +240 Renting - Private, Central Coast Council area: +982 Renting - Social housing, Central Coast Council area: -141 Renting, Central Coast Council area: +749 Mortgage, Central Coast Council area: +949 Fully owned, Central Coast Council area: +1,524
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 housing tenure of the population of the Central Coast Council area in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 33.4% of the population owned their dwelling; 32.5% were purchasing, and 25.7% were renting, compared with 27.7%, 31.5% and 32.6% respectively for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the Central Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Fully owned (+1,524 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+982 persons)
  • Mortgage (+949 persons)
  • Other tenure type (+240 persons)

The total number of households in Central Coast Council area increased by 5,435 between 2011 and 2016.

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