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Central Coast Council area

Household type

In the Central Coast Council area, 27% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 26% 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)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Couples with children2,34027.426.32,42229.728.1-82
Couples without children2,64931.029.32,57931.628.8+70
One parent families88810.410.581810.010.6+70
Other families510.60.8570.70.9-6
Group household1461.72.71261.52.5+20
Lone person2,21625.926.91,98524.325.5+231
Other not classifiable household1692.02.11211.52.3+48
Visitor only households851.01.5580.71.3+27

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 Lone person, Regional TAS: 26.9% Group household, Regional TAS: 2.7% Other families, Regional TAS: 0.8% One parent families, Regional TAS: 10.5% Couples without children, Regional TAS: 29.3% Couples with children, Regional TAS: 26.3% Lone person, Central Coast Council area: 25.9% Group household, Central Coast Council area: 1.7% Other families, Central Coast Council area: 0.6% One parent families, Central Coast Council area: 10.4% Couples without children, Central Coast Council area: 31.0% Couples with children, Central Coast Council area: 27.4%
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 household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Central Coast Council area: +231 Group household, Central Coast Council area: +20 Other families, Central Coast Council area: -6 One parent families, Central Coast Council area: +70 Couples without children, Central Coast Council area: +70 Couples with children, Central Coast Council area: -82
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

Analysis of the household/family types in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 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, 27.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.4% were one-parent families, compared with 26.3% and 10.5% 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 25.9% compared to 26.9% in Regional TAS while the proportion of couples without children was 31.0% compared to 29.3% in Regional TAS.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Central Coast Council area increased by 378 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person (+231 households)
  • Couples with children (-82 households)
  • Couples without children (+70 households)
  • One parent families (+70 households)

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