2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | New South Wales | Statistical Area Level 4

Central Coast

Code 102 (SA4)
People 312,184
Male 150,702
Female 161,482
Median age 41
Families 84,503
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 139,299
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,003
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,820
Median weekly rent $270
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 312,184 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 150,702 48.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 161,482 51.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 9,019 2.9 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 312,184 people in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4) of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.9% of the population.

Age Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 19,777 6.3 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 19,931 6.4 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 20,993 6.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 21,071 6.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 17,180 5.5 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 15,929 5.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 16,406 5.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 19,516 6.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 20,836 6.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 21,346 6.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 21,508 6.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 19,432 6.2 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 18,966 6.1 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 16,370 5.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 13,440 4.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 10,993 3.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 9,523 3.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 8,965 2.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 119,611 47.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 9,592 3.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 26,580 10.6 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 18,922 7.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 76,782 30.5 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4) aged 15 years and over, 47.6% were married and 14.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 109,956 48.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 20,889 9.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 96,863 42.5 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 6,538 7.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 18,910 20.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 4,010 4.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 2,628 2.8 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 15,249 16.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3,441 3.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,668 2.9 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6,928 7.5 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 9,004 9.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,808 2.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 21,261 23.0 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 92,445 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4) 29.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.6% were in primary school, 23.1% in secondary school and 17.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 251,642 80.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 54,866 18.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 23,282 8.0 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 15,684 5.4 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 196,970 67.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), 67.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 78,354 55.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 44,069 31.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 8,592 6.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 9,686 6.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 140,701 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 140,701 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4). Of these 55.7% were employed full time, 31.3% were employed part-time and 6.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 15,677 12.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 13,597 10.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 14,799 11.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 24,599 18.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 53,751 41.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 502 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,284 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,003 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4) was $502.

Travel to work, top responses Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 177,975 70.8 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 72,891 29.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 30,319 12.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 39,742 15.8 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.0% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 51,652 20.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 64,654 25.7 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 33,317 13.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 28,355 11.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), 25.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 31,963 37.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 34,941 41.3 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 16,523 19.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 1,077 1.3 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), 41.3% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 19.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4) 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,914 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,147 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,147 and those without children was $1,914.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 11,712 17.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 2,435 3.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 14,513 21.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 9,825 14.7 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3,544 5.3 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 16,829 25.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 4,043 6.0 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 4,006 6.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), of couple families, 17.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 21.7% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 117,206 87.0 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 17,537 13.0 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), 87.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 93,306 79.6 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 13,849 11.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 8,575 7.3 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 1,339 1.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), 79.6% were separate houses, 11.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 383 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4,196 3.6 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 22,615 19.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 50,163 42.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 37,586 32.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 2,262 1.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 19.3% had 2 bedrooms and 42.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 40,550 34.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 40,248 34.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 31,672 27.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 1,507 1.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,228 2.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), 34.6% were owned outright, 34.3% were owned with a mortgage and 27.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 82,602 70.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 31,363 26.8 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3,240 2.8 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), of all households, 70.5% were family households, 26.8% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.3 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), 29.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.0% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.5 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (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. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,820 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.2 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (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. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
None 10,512 9.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 46,021 39.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 39,981 34.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 16,451 14.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 4,240 3.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), 39.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 9,020 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 4,436 49.2 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 4,584 50.8 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), there were 9,020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 4,436 (or 49.2%) were male and 4,584 (or 50.8%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,042 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,042.

Mortgage and rent Central Coast % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 262 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,749 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Central Coast (Statistical Area Level 4), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $262 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,749.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data | These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats | For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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