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In City South, 7% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 8% in the City of Adelaide.

City South'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, City South'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 South20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children897.37.6605.57.3+29
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children25821.122.425023.121.9+8
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families695.73.7514.74.1+18
Other families
241.92.4100.92.2+14
map this data in atlas.idGroup household17214.014.114313.213.3+29
map this data in atlas.idLone person48739.736.540837.737.5+79
Other not classifiable household
887.27.612111.29.6-33
Visitor only households
383.15.8393.64.1-1

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, 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% Lone person, City South: 39.7% Group household, City South: 14.0% Other families, City South: 1.9% One parent families, City South: 5.7% Couples without children, City South: 21.1% Couples with children, City South: 7.3%
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 South: +79 Group household, City South: +29 Other families, City South: +14 One parent families, City South: +18 Couples without children, City South: +8 Couples with children, City South: +29
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 City South in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 7.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 5.7% were one-parent families, compared with 7.6% and 3.7% respectively for the City of 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 39.7% compared to 36.5% in the City of Adelaide while the proportion of couples without children was 21.1% compared to 22.4% in the City of Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City South increased by 144 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in family/household types in City South between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Lone person (+79 households)