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Central Coast Council area

Households with children

There are 1,207 couples with young children in the Central Coast Council area in 2011, comprising 14% of households.

Households with Children require different services and facilities than other household types, and their needs change as both adults and children age. When many families in an area are at the same stage in their individual lifecycles, it creates a suburb lifecycle. Knowing where a suburb is in a cycle of change helps planners make evidence-based decisions about the demand for services both now and in the future.

For Households with Children in the Central Coast Council area, life stage is based on the age of children in the household. The age of the parent(s) is not taken into account.

  • Young children: Children aged under 15 only
  • Mixed age children: One or more children under 15 and one or more children over 15 (must have 2 or more children)
  • Older children: Children aged 15 and over only

To continue building the story, the Central Coast Council area's Household data should be viewed in conjunction with 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

Households with children by life stage
Central Coast Council area - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Couples with children2,34027.426.32,42229.728.1-82
Couples with young children1,20714.114.41,29515.915.7-88
Couples with mixed-age children3784.44.23944.84.5-16
Couples with older children7558.87.77339.07.9+22
Single parents with children88810.410.581810.010.6+70
Single parents with young children4024.74.93974.95.2+5
Single parents with mixed-age children1151.31.31011.21.4+14
Single parents with older children3714.34.33203.94.0+51
Total households with children3,22837.836.83,24039.738.7-12

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

Households with children, 2011
Households with children, 2011 Single parents with older children, Regional TAS: 4.3% Single parents with mixed-age children, Regional TAS: 1.3% Single parents with young children, Regional TAS: 4.9% Couples with older children, Regional TAS: 7.7% Couples with mixed-age children, Regional TAS: 4.2% Couples with young children, Regional TAS: 14.4% Single parents with older children, Central Coast Council area: 4.3% Single parents with mixed-age children, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% Single parents with young children, Central Coast Council area: 4.7% Couples with older children, Central Coast Council area: 8.8% Couples with mixed-age children, Central Coast Council area: 4.4% Couples with young children, Central Coast Council area: 14.1%
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 households with children, 2006 to 2011
Change in households with children, 2006 to 2011 Single parents with older children, Central Coast Council area: +51 Single parents with mixed-age children, Central Coast Council area: +14 Single parents with young children, Central Coast Council area: +5 Couples with older children, Central Coast Council area: +22 Couples with mixed-age children, Central Coast Council area: -16 Couples with young children, Central Coast Council area: -88
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 families with children in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Regional TAS shows that there was a similar proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 14.1% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 8.8% were couples with older children, compared with 14.4% and 7.7% respectively for Regional TAS.

There were a similar proportion of single parent households with young children and a similar proportion of single parent households with older children. Overall, the proportion of single parent households with young children was 4.7% compared to 4.9% in Regional TAS while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.3% compared to 4.3% in Regional TAS.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children decreased by 12 households or 0.4%.

The largest changes in households with children in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with young children (-88 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+51 households)
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