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Central Coast Council area

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Central Coast Council area was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Central Coast Council area, especially in conjunction with age structure, provides insight to the role the area plays in the housing market. Some areas, usually with separate housing stock, are dominated by families. Others, with more dense housing in inner city locations have significant numbers of lone person households and couples without dependents.

Forecast household types
Central Coast Council area201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents37,87228.541,15227.645,22527.2+7,353
Couples without dependents37,60228.344,29029.749,73929.9+12,137
Group households3,5982.73,9252.64,3322.6+734
Lone person households34,15525.738,55225.843,71026.3+9,555
One parent family16,47012.417,83111.919,55011.7+3,080
Other families3,1692.43,5402.43,9172.4+748

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 3,917 One parent family, 2036: 19,550 Lone person households, 2036: 43,710 Group households, 2036: 4,332 Couples without dependents, 2036: 49,739 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 45,225 Other families, 2026: 3,540 One parent family, 2026: 17,831 Lone person households, 2026: 38,552 Group households, 2026: 3,925 Couples without dependents, 2026: 44,290 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 41,152 Other families, 2016: 3,169 One parent family, 2016: 16,470 Lone person households, 2016: 34,155 Group households, 2016: 3,598 Couples without dependents, 2016: 37,602 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 37,872
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 377 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 1,719 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 5,158 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 407 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 5,449 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 4,073 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 371 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 1,361 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 4,397 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 327 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 6,688 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 3,280
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Central Coast Council area was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 28.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 6,688 households and account for 29.7% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 327 households, to comprise 2.6% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.7% in 2016.

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