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Central Coast Council area

Households with children

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There are 1,094 couples with young children in the Central Coast Council area in 2016, comprising 12% 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)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Couples with children2,13224.123.52,34027.426.3-208
Couples with young children1,09412.412.51,20714.114.4-113
Couples with mixed-age children3253.73.73784.44.2-53
Couples with older children7138.17.37558.87.7-42
Single parents with children91310.310.288810.410.5+25
Single parents with young children3704.24.34024.74.9-32
Single parents with mixed-age children1111.31.31151.31.3-4
Single parents with older children4324.94.63714.34.3+61
Total households with children3,04534.433.73,22837.836.8-183

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

Households with children, 2016
Households with children, 2016 Single parents with older children, Regional TAS: 4.6% Single parents with mixed-age children, Regional TAS: 1.3% Single parents with young children, Regional TAS: 4.3% Couples with older children, Regional TAS: 7.3% Couples with mixed-age children, Regional TAS: 3.7% Couples with young children, Regional TAS: 12.5% Single parents with older children, Central Coast Council area: 4.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% Single parents with young children, Central Coast Council area: 4.2% Couples with older children, Central Coast Council area: 8.1% Couples with mixed-age children, Central Coast Council area: 3.7% Couples with young children, Central Coast Council area: 12.4%
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 households with children, 2011 to 2016
Change in households with children, 2011 to 2016 Single parents with older children, Central Coast Council area: +61 Single parents with mixed-age children, Central Coast Council area: -4 Single parents with young children, Central Coast Council area: -32 Couples with older children, Central Coast Council area: -42 Couples with mixed-age children, Central Coast Council area: -53 Couples with young children, Central Coast Council area: -113
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 families with children in the Central Coast Council area in 2016 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, 12.4% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 8.1% were couples with older children, compared with 12.5% and 7.3% 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 4.2% compared to 4.3% in Regional TAS while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.9% compared to 4.6% in Regional TAS.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children decreased by 183 households or 5.7%.

The largest changes in households with children in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with young children (-113 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+61 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (-53 households)
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