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In the City of Adelaide, 8% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 28% in Greater Adelaide.

The City of Adelaide's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.

To continue building the story, the City of Adelaide's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Households with Children, Households without Children, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Households

Household type
City of Adelaide20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children7177.628.55727.328.6+145
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,11022.425.51,71821.925.2+392
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families3473.711.03214.111.1+26
Other families
2272.41.21712.21.2+56
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,33014.13.81,03913.33.4+291
map this data in atlas.idLone person3,44236.526.72,94037.526.7+502
Other not classifiable household
7177.62.57569.63.0-39
Visitor only households
5495.80.83244.10.8+225

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household type, 2011
Household type, 2011 Lone person, Greater Adelaide: 26.7% Group household, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Other families, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% One parent families, Greater Adelaide: 11.0% Couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 25.5% Couples with children, Greater Adelaide: 28.5% Lone person, City of Adelaide: 36.5% Group household, City of Adelaide: 14.1% Other families, City of Adelaide: 2.4% One parent families, City of Adelaide: 3.7% Couples without children, City of Adelaide: 22.4% Couples with children, City of Adelaide: 7.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, City of Adelaide: +502 Group household, City of Adelaide: +291 Other families, City of Adelaide: +56 One parent families, City of Adelaide: +26 Couples without children, City of Adelaide: +392 Couples with children, City of Adelaide: +145
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in the City of Adelaide in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 7.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 3.7% were one-parent families, compared with 28.5% and 11.0% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 36.5% compared to 26.7% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of couples without children was 22.4% compared to 25.5% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Adelaide increased by 1,598 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Adelaide between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person (+502 households)
  • Couples without children (+392 households)
  • Group household (+291 households)
  • Couples with children (+145 households)