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Central Coast Council area

Dwelling type

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In the Central Coast Council area, 9.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 9% in Regional TAS.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Central Coast Council area's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings is likely to attract more young adults and smaller households, often renting. Larger, detached or separate dwellings are more likely to attract families and prospective families. The residential built form often reflects market opportunities or planning policy, such as building denser forms of housing around public transport nodes or employment centres.

Dwelling Type statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Household Types, Housing Tenure and Age Structure for a more complete picture of the housing market in the Central Coast Council area.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Central Coast Council area - Dwellings (Enumerated)20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Separate house8,75689.088.98,35988.588.5+397
Medium density8959.19.097010.39.6-75
High density00.00.340.00.3-4
Caravans, cabin, houseboat1251.31.1931.00.9+32
Other380.40.3230.20.6+15
Not stated290.30.400.00.1+29

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

Dwelling type
Central Coast Council area20162011Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Occupied private dwellings8,85989.783.48,54590.282.6+314
Unoccupied private dwellings98910.016.39029.517.0+87
Non private dwellings260.30.4230.20.3+3

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

Dwelling structure, 2016
Dwelling structure, 2016 Other, Regional TAS: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional TAS: 1.1% High density, Regional TAS: 0.3% Medium density, Regional TAS: 9.0% Separate house, Regional TAS: 88.9% Other, Central Coast Council area: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% High density, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Medium density, Central Coast Council area: 9.1% Separate house, Central Coast Council area: 89.0%
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 dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016
Change in dwelling structure, 2011 to 2016 Other, Central Coast Council area: +15 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Central Coast Council area: +32 High density, Central Coast Council area: -4 Medium density, Central Coast Council area: -75 Separate house, Central Coast Council area: +397
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

In 2016, there were 8,756 separate houses in the area, 895 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings. In addition, there were 125 caravans/cabins/houseboats in the area.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Central Coast Council area in 2016 shows that 89.0% of all dwellings were separate houses; 9.1% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 88.9%, 9.0%, and 0.3% in the Regional TAS respectively.

In 2016, a total of 89.7% of the dwellings in the Central Coast Council area were occupied on Census night, compared to 83.4% in Regional TAS. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 10.0%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional TAS (16.3%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Central Coast Council area increased by 404 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Central Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Separate house (+397 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-75 dwellings)
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