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Central Coast Council area

Dwelling type

In the Central Coast Council area, 10.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10% 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 Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Central Coast Council area - Dwellings (Enumerated)20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Separate house8,35988.588.57,78287.888.7+577
Medium density97010.39.691110.39.3+59
High density40.00.3140.20.3-10
Caravans, cabin, houseboat931.00.91111.31.1-18
Other230.20.6500.60.7-27
Not stated00.00.100.00.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Central Coast Council area20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings8,54590.282.68,17291.983.9+373
Unoccupied private dwellings9029.517.06967.815.8+206
Non private dwellings230.20.3230.30.30

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2011
Dwelling structure, 2011 Other, Regional TAS: 0.6% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Regional TAS: 0.9% High density, Regional TAS: 0.3% Medium density, Regional TAS: 9.6% Separate house, Regional TAS: 88.5% Other, Central Coast Council area: 0.2% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Central Coast Council area: 1.0% High density, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Medium density, Central Coast Council area: 10.3% Separate house, Central Coast Council area: 88.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, Central Coast Council area: -27 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Central Coast Council area: -18 High density, Central Coast Council area: -10 Medium density, Central Coast Council area: +59 Separate house, Central Coast Council area: +577
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 8,359 separate houses in the area, 970 medium density dwellings, and 4 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 shows that 88.5% of all dwellings were separate houses; 10.3% were medium density dwellings, and 0% were in high density dwellings, compared with 88.5%, 9.6%, and 0.3% in the Regional TAS respectively.

In 2011, a total of 90.2% of the dwellings in the Central Coast Council area were occupied on Census night, compared to 82.6% in Regional TAS. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.5%, which is smaller compared to that found in Regional TAS (17.0%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in the Central Coast Council area increased by 579 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+577 dwellings)
  • Medium density (+59 dwellings)
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