2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | Local Government Areas

Central Coast (M)

Code LGA60810 (LGA)
People 21,355
Male 10,407
Female 10,948
Median age 43
Families 5,968
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 9,444
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $869
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,235
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 21,355 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,407 48.7 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,948 51.3 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,265 5.9 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 21,355 people in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.9% of the population.

Age Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,249 5.8 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,336 6.3 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,440 6.7 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,433 6.7 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 932 4.4 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 920 4.3 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,006 4.7 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,223 5.7 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,449 6.8 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,660 7.8 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,725 8.1 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,530 7.2 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,498 7.0 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,250 5.9 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 969 4.5 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 767 3.6 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 524 2.5 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 442 2.1 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,247 53.4 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 550 3.2 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,626 9.4 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,250 7.2 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,657 26.9 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 53.4% were married and 12.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,209 53.3 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,519 9.9 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,660 36.8 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 162 2.8 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,297 22.5 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 306 5.3 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 216 3.7 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 817 14.1 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 306 5.3 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 194 3.4 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 580 10.0 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 319 5.5 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 89 1.5 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,489 25.8 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,775 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) 27.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.5% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 15.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 18,441 86.4 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,247 11.2 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 919 4.6 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 666 3.3 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 16,256 80.9 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 80.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,221 54.8 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,095 32.5 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 609 6.4 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 597 6.3 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,522 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 9,522 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 54.8% were employed full time, 32.5% were employed part-time and 6.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,090 12.2 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 971 10.9 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,037 11.6 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,491 16.7 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,728 41.8 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 12.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 450 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,108 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 869 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) was $450.

Travel to work, top responses Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,232 70.6 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,793 27.7 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,057 11.9 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,639 21.0 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.7% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,159 18.2 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,354 25.1 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,437 14.1 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,281 13.2 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.2% 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 (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,665 44.7 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,343 39.3 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 908 15.2 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 52 0.9 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 39.3% were couple families with children, 44.7% were couple families without children and 15.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.3 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.7 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) 19.3% of single parents were male and 80.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,660 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,880 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,880 and those without children was $1,660.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 761 15.2 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 220 4.4 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,076 21.5 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 640 12.8 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 320 6.4 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,285 25.7 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 318 6.3 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 389 7.8 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 15.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 21.5% 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 (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,286 90.2 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 899 9.8 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 90.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,365 88.9 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 222 2.7 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 603 7.3 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 97 1.2 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 88.9% were separate houses, 2.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 23 0.3 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 337 4.1 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,391 16.8 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,634 55.9 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,732 20.9 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 171 2.1 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 16.8% had 2 bedrooms and 55.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,325 40.1 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,809 33.9 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,819 22.0 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 83 1.0 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 251 3.0 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 40.1% were owned outright, 33.9% were owned with a mortgage and 22.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 5,912 71.3 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,220 26.8 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 155 1.9 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.3% were family households, 26.8% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.3 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.1 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 34.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.1% 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 (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 9.5 -- 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 (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,235 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 7.5 -- 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 (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 466 5.6 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,722 32.9 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,119 37.6 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,687 20.4 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 292 3.5 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 32.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.4% 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 (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,267 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 605 47.8 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 662 52.2 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,267 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 605 (or 47.8%) were male and 662 (or 52.2%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 983 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $983.

Mortgage and rent Central Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 188 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Central Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $188 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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