Central Coast

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Area code 102
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 12,483
Male 49.6%
Female 50.4%
Median age 21
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 5,823
Average people per household 3.3
Median weekly household income $1,315
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,759
Median weekly rent $350

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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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 Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 11,987 96.0 207,250 95.9 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 299 2.4 4,840 2.2 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 197 1.6 4,080 1.9 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Central Coast, there were 12,483 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female.

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Age Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 23 --
0-4 years 1,504 12.0 24,956 11.5 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 2,902 23.2 49,311 22.8 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 2,521 20.2 41,327 19.1 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 1,552 12.4 27,767 12.8 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 1,246 10.0 22,886 10.6 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 1,278 10.2 22,421 10.4 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 838 6.7 15,934 7.4 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 644 5.2 11,576 5.4 30,952 4.8

In Central Coast, the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 21 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 35.3% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 5.2% were people aged 65 years and over.

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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 2,058 25.5 33,345 23.5 105,086 24.5
Separated 440 5.4 6,715 4.7 19,112 4.5
Divorced 741 9.2 10,931 7.7 28,796 6.7
Widowed 224 2.8 4,357 3.1 13,794 3.2
Never married 4,618 57.1 86,555 61.0 261,980 61.1

In Central Coast, 25.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 14.6% 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 1,913 25.5 29,736 23.4 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 1,044 13.9 18,245 14.4 60,051 16.0
Not married 4,556 60.6 78,875 62.2 228,281 60.9

In Central Coast, 25.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 13.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Pre-school 469 8.9 7,286 8.2 16,698 6.4
Primary 1,936 36.8 33,034 37.1 97,859 37.5
Secondary 1,399 26.6 22,640 25.4 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 434 8.3 6,508 7.3 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 409 7.8 5,623 6.3 15,489 5.9
Other 111 2.1 1,420 1.6 5,047 1.9
Not stated 497 9.5 12,589 14.1 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Central Coast, 42.1% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.8% were attending a primary school, 26.6% were attending a secondary school and 16.0% were attending 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 563 7.0 9,510 6.7 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 565 7.0 8,908 6.3 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 384 4.7 5,294 3.7 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 1,377 17.0 20,305 14.3 56,625 13.2
Year 12 1,111 13.7 17,641 12.4 59,949 14.0
Year 11 534 6.6 9,222 6.5 34,674 8.1
Year 10 1,535 19.0 26,665 18.8 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 19 0.2 475 0.3 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 6 0.1 45 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 1,122 13.9 23,512 16.6 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 25 0.3 792 0.6 4,256 1.0
Not stated 625 7.7 15,835 11.2 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Central Coast, 13.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 21.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Wiradjuri 16 0.1 355 0.2 432 0.1
Gamilaraay 8 0.1 61 0.0 92 0.0
Aboriginal English, so described 5 0.0 162 0.1 625 0.1
Gurindji 3 0.0 3 0.0 400 0.1
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English only spoken at home 12,045 96.5 204,018 94.4 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 96.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Central Coast. The only other responses for language at home were Wiradjuri 0.1%, Gamilaraay 0.1%, Aboriginal English, so described 0.0% and Gurindji 0.0%.

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Ancestry, top responses Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 9,113 50.1 150,901 49.9 399,843 45.0
English 4,024 22.1 60,982 20.2 152,758 17.2
Australian Aboriginal 1,385 7.6 29,526 9.8 140,480 15.8
Irish 1,285 7.1 18,060 6.0 45,887 5.2
Scottish 783 4.3 11,704 3.9 30,843 3.5

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).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Central Coast, the most common ancestries were Australian 50.1%, English 22.1%, Australian Aboriginal 7.6%, Irish 7.1% and Scottish 4.3%.

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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 2,392 49.6 38,368 49.7 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 1,471 30.5 22,333 29.0 61,049 27.4
Away from work 287 6.0 4,612 6.0 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 669 13.9 11,827 15.3 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 3,101 38.4 60,973 43.0 190,132 44.3

There were 4,819 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Central Coast. Of these 49.6% were employed full time, 30.5% were employed part-time and 13.9% 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.

For information on the Community Development Programme (CDP) please refer to the Census Data Dictionary. CDP data is available in TableBuilder.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Community and Personal Service Workers 734 17.7 11,165 17.1 30,991 17.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 657 15.9 9,016 13.8 24,399 13.4
Labourers 597 14.4 9,913 15.2 27,814 15.3
Professionals 547 13.2 8,807 13.5 24,339 13.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 473 11.4 8,060 12.3 23,174 12.7
Sales Workers 461 11.1 5,993 9.2 15,791 8.7
Machinery Operators and Drivers 300 7.2 5,737 8.8 16,774 9.2
Managers 268 6.5 4,756 7.3 12,844 7.1

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Central Coast, the most common occupations were Community and Personal Service Workers 17.7%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.9%, Labourers 14.4%, Professionals 13.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.4%, Sales Workers 11.1%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 7.2% and Managers 6.5%.

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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) 147 3.6 2,306 3.5 5,542 3.0
Other Social Assistance Services 138 3.4 2,309 3.5 5,302 2.9
Takeaway Food Services 133 3.3 1,944 3.0 4,469 2.5
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 130 3.2 1,887 2.9 5,555 3.1
Aged Care Residential Services 129 3.2 1,602 2.5 3,760 2.1

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Central Coast, the most common industries of employment were Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.6%, Other Social Assistance Services 3.4%, Takeaway Food Services 3.3%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.2% and Aged Care Residential Services 3.2%.

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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 491 -- 472 -- 441 --
Household 1,315 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Central Coast was $491 and the median weekly household income was $1,315.

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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) 5,418 67.0 86,767 61.1 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,743 33.9 42,758 30.1 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,276 15.8 20,600 14.5 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,252 15.5 21,598 15.2 63,303 14.8

In Central Coast, of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 67.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.9% provided care for children and 15.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Dwellings

dwelling characteristics | dwelling structure

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

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 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9 -- 1.8 -- 1.7 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

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 and 1.9 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

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Housing costs
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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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Central Coast % Central Coast New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 932 16.0 15,498 16.2 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 1,981 34.1 29,267 30.6 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 1,544 26.6 25,476 26.7 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 96 1.7 1,801 1.9 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 49 0.8 742 0.8 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 119 2.0 1,456 1.5 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 137 2.4 1,862 1.9 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 6 0.1 92 0.1 471 0.2
Other household 950 16.3 19,295 20.2 53,195 20.2

In Central Coast, of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 16.9% were a couple family with no children, 36.1% were a couple family with children and 28.9% were a one parent family.

In multiple family households, only the family composition of the primary family is recorded. Other household includes lone person households and group households.

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling structure
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
Separate house 4,751 82.0 75,718 79.7 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 591 10.2 9,282 9.8 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 378 6.5 8,821 9.3 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 74 1.3 1,144 1.2 2,897 1.1

In Central Coast there were 5,823 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 82.0% were separate houses, 10.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.5% were flats or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
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
Owned outright 838 14.4 13,854 14.5 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 1,925 33.1 26,061 27.3 68,085 25.9
Rented 2,821 48.5 51,327 53.8 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 28 0.5 696 0.7 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 204 3.5 3,553 3.7 10,182 3.9

In Central Coast, of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 14.4% were owned outright, 33.1% were owned with a mortgage and 48.5% were rented.

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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.