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Central Coast Council area

Household type

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In the Central Coast Council area, 24% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 23% in Regional TAS.

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.

To continue building the story, the Central Coast Council area's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Households with Children, Households without Children, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Households

Household type
Central Coast Council area - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Couples with children2,13224.123.52,34027.426.3-208
Couples without children2,75031.028.52,64931.029.3+101
One parent families91310.310.288810.410.5+25
Other families530.60.8510.60.8+2
Group household1551.82.61461.72.7+9
Lone person2,43727.528.22,21625.926.9+221
Other not classifiable household3273.74.71692.02.1+158
Visitor only households901.01.6851.01.5+5

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

Household type, 2016
Household type, 2016 Lone person, Regional TAS: 28.2% Group household, Regional TAS: 2.6% Other families, Regional TAS: 0.8% One parent families, Regional TAS: 10.2% Couples without children, Regional TAS: 28.5% Couples with children, Regional TAS: 23.5% Lone person, Central Coast Council area: 27.5% Group household, Central Coast Council area: 1.8% Other families, Central Coast Council area: 0.6% One parent families, Central Coast Council area: 10.3% Couples without children, Central Coast Council area: 31.0% Couples with children, Central Coast Council area: 24.1%
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 household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, Central Coast Council area: +221 Group household, Central Coast Council area: +9 Other families, Central Coast Council area: +2 One parent families, Central Coast Council area: +25 Couples without children, Central Coast Council area: +101 Couples with children, Central Coast Council area: -208
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 household/family types in the Central Coast Council area in 2016 compared to Regional TAS shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 24.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.3% were one-parent families, compared with 23.5% and 10.2% respectively for Regional TAS.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 27.5% compared to 28.2% in Regional TAS while the proportion of couples without children was 31.0% compared to 28.5% in Regional TAS.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Central Coast Council area increased by 313 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the Central Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Lone person (+221 households)
  • Couples with children (-208 households)
  • Couples without children (+101 households)

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