Central Coast

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 102
People 327,736
Male 48.4%
Female 51.6%
Median age 42
Families 87,869
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 144,409
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,258
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,750
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 158,768 48.4 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 168,972 51.6 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 12,485 3.8 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 327,736 people in Central Coast. Of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.8% of the population.

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Age Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 42 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 19,181 5.9 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 20,920 6.4 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 20,329 6.2 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 19,930 6.1 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 18,174 5.5 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 17,195 5.2 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 18,078 5.5 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 18,506 5.6 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 20,870 6.4 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 21,739 6.6 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 21,892 6.7 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 22,039 6.7 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 20,320 6.2 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 20,035 6.1 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 16,555 5.1 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 12,574 3.8 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 9,124 2.8 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 10,278 3.1 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Central Coast was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 123,896 46.3 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 10,565 4.0 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 29,268 10.9 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 18,912 7.1 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 84,674 31.7 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Central Coast aged 15 years and over, 46.3% were married and 14.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 111,428 46.5 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 25,086 10.5 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 103,169 43.0 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Central Coast, of people aged 15 years and over, 46.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 6,486 6.9 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 19,860 21.0 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 4,389 4.7 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 2,947 3.1 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 13,944 14.8 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3,737 4.0 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 2,982 3.2 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6,262 6.6 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 10,275 10.9 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,952 2.1 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 21,528 22.8 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Central Coast 28.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.8% were in primary school, 21.9% in secondary school and 17.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 37,399 14.0 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 24,672 9.2 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 9,929 3.7 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 44,611 16.7 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 34,822 13.0 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 10,064 3.8 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 41,363 15.5 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 284 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 35 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 25,683 9.6 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 696 0.3 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 28,622 10.7 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Central Coast, 13.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 142,375 31.3 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 137,137 30.2 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 42,252 9.3 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 33,906 7.5 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 11,162 2.5 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Central Coast were English 31.3%, Australian 30.2%, Irish 9.3%, Scottish 7.5% and German 2.5%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Central Coast (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 258,369 78.8 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 15,125 4.6 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 5,506 1.7 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Scotland 1,889 0.6 28,579 0.4 119,417 0.5
Philippines 1,752 0.5 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0
South Africa 1,612 0.5 43,058 0.6 162,449 0.7

In Central Coast, 78.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 4.6%, New Zealand 1.7%, Scotland 0.6%, Philippines 0.5% and South Africa 0.5%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 60,471 18.5 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 24,662 7.5 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 16,940 5.2 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 203,827 62.2 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Central Coast, 62.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 222,005 67.7 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 24,796 7.6 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 8,065 2.5 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 4,873 1.5 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Italy 2,867 0.9 128,148 1.7 470,138 2.0

In Central Coast, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 67.7%, England 7.6%, New Zealand 2.5%, Scotland 1.5% and Italy 0.9%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 230,233 70.3 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 22,367 6.8 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 7,590 2.3 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Scotland 4,197 1.3 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1
Philippines 2,661 0.8 124,029 1.7 325,049 1.4

In Central Coast, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 70.3%, England 6.8%, New Zealand 2.3%, Scotland 1.3% and Philippines 0.8%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 90,564 27.6 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 81,002 24.7 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 73,814 22.5 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 26,955 8.2 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 10,510 3.2 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Central Coast were No Religion, so described 27.6%, Catholic 24.7%, Anglican 22.5%, Not stated 8.2% and Uniting Church 3.2%. In Central Coast, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (67.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Spanish 1,524 0.5 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
Mandarin 1,514 0.5 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Italian 1,155 0.4 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
German 903 0.3 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Cantonese 816 0.2 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
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English only spoken at home 289,774 88.4 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 10,525 8.3 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Central Coast 88.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Spanish 0.5%, Mandarin 0.5%, Italian 0.4%, German 0.3% and Cantonese 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 82,786 55.3 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 49,224 32.9 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 7,589 5.1 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 10,105 6.7 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 149,704 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Central Coast. Of these 55.3% were employed full time, 32.9% were employed part-time and 6.7% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 16,887 12.1 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 15,515 11.1 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 16,819 12.0 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 26,643 19.1 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 56,145 40.2 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Central Coast, 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 25,902 18.6 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 21,602 15.5 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 19,083 13.7 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 17,315 12.4 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 15,643 11.2 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Sales Workers 14,852 10.6 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 14,463 10.4 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 8,354 6.0 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Central Coast included Professionals 18.6%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.4%, Managers 11.2%, Sales Workers 10.6%, Labourers 10.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.0%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5,733 4.1 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Aged Care Residential Services 4,430 3.2 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3,785 2.7 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Takeaway Food Services 3,323 2.4 56,957 1.7 189,447 1.8
Cafes and Restaurants 2,918 2.1 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4

Of the employed people in Central Coast, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.1%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.2%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.7%, Takeaway Food Services 2.4% and Cafes and Restaurants 2.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 600 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,560 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,258 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Central Coast was $600.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 91,077 65.3 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 7,113 5.1 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 6,388 4.6 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Train 5,346 3.8 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Train, car as driver 2,451 1.8 34,213 1.0 86,003 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 12,297 8.8 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 102,048 73.1 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Central Coast, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 65.3%, Worked at home 5.1%, Car, as passenger 4.6%, Train 3.8% and Train, car as driver 1.8%. On the day, 8.8% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 73.1% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 187,794 70.3 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 77,236 28.9 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 33,602 12.6 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 46,102 17.2 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Central Coast, of people aged 15 years and over, 70.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.9% provided care for children and 12.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 56,414 21.1 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 70,415 26.3 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 33,906 12.7 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 27,056 10.1 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Central Coast, 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 33,499 38.1 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 36,311 41.3 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 16,863 19.2 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 1,195 1.4 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Central Coast, 41.3% were couple families with children, 38.1% were couple families without children and 19.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.4 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.6 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Central Coast, 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 12,589 18.0 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 2,746 3.9 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 15,742 22.5 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 9,561 13.7 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 4,179 6.0 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 17,547 25.1 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 3,548 5.1 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 3,902 5.6 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Central Coast, of couple families with children, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 22.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 121,041 87.5 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 17,224 12.5 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Central Coast, 87.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 95,068 78.5 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 15,026 12.4 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 9,255 7.6 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 1,147 0.9 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Coast, 78.5% were separate houses, 12.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.6% were flats or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 384 0.3 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 4,180 3.5 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 22,845 18.9 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 49,271 40.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 41,148 34.0 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 3,227 2.7 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Central Coast, of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 18.9% had 2 bedrooms and 40.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 42,039 34.7 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 41,151 34.0 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 32,423 26.8 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 1,748 1.4 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 3,684 3.0 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Coast, 34.7% were owned outright, 34.0% were owned with a mortgage and 26.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 85,380 70.5 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 31,956 26.4 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 3,712 3.1 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Central Coast, of all households, 70.5% were family households, 26.4% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

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Household income Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.0 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.9 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Central Coast, 23.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 11.9% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 350 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.0 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.0 -- 12.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,750 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.0 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 8,388 6.9 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 44,315 36.6 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 42,414 35.0 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 21,125 17.5 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 4,810 4.0 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Central Coast, 36.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 19,899 16.4 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 97,614 80.6 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 3,532 2.9 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Central Coast, 80.6% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 6,188 49.6 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 6,300 50.4 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Central Coast, 49.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.4% were female. The median age was 21 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,315 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Central Coast, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,315.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 350 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,759 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Central Coast, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,759.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.