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Household type

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In the City of Adelaide, 8% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 29% 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 Adelaide - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children8288.328.77177.628.5+111
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,28122.824.82,11022.425.5+171
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families4094.111.13473.711.0+62
Other families
1761.81.22272.41.2-51
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,42014.23.81,33014.13.8+90
map this data in atlas.idLone person3,56435.626.23,44236.526.7+122
Other not classifiable household
7817.83.47177.62.5+64
Visitor only households
5475.50.95495.80.8-2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household type, 2016
Household type, 2016 Lone person, Greater Adelaide: 26.2% Group household, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Other families, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% One parent families, Greater Adelaide: 11.1% Couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 24.8% Couples with children, Greater Adelaide: 28.7% Lone person, City of Adelaide: 35.6% Group household, City of Adelaide: 14.2% Other families, City of Adelaide: 1.8% One parent families, City of Adelaide: 4.1% Couples without children, City of Adelaide: 22.8% Couples with children, City of Adelaide: 8.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, City of Adelaide: +122 Group household, City of Adelaide: +90 Other families, City of Adelaide: -51 One parent families, City of Adelaide: +62 Couples without children, City of Adelaide: +171 Couples with children, City of Adelaide: +111
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 8.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 4.1% were one-parent families, compared with 28.7% and 11.1% 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 35.6% compared to 26.2% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of couples without children was 22.8% compared to 24.8% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Adelaide increased by 567 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Adelaide between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples without children (+171 households)
  • Lone person (+122 households)
  • Couples with children (+111 households)
  • Group household (+90 households)

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