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South West Overlay

Household type

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

South West Overlay'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, South West Overlay'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
South West Overlay20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children957.97.6545.17.3+41
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children23119.122.420919.621.9+22
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families736.03.7575.34.1+16
Other families
332.72.4141.32.2+19
map this data in atlas.idGroup household20116.614.114213.313.3+59
map this data in atlas.idLone person48139.936.543040.337.5+51
Other not classifiable household
584.87.613412.59.6-77
Visitor only households
363.05.8282.64.1+8

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, South West Overlay: 39.9% Group household, South West Overlay: 16.6% Other families, South West Overlay: 2.7% One parent families, South West Overlay: 6.0% Couples without children, South West Overlay: 19.1% Couples with children, South West Overlay: 7.9%
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, South West Overlay: +51 Group household, South West Overlay: +59 Other families, South West Overlay: +19 One parent families, South West Overlay: +16 Couples without children, South West Overlay: +22 Couples with children, South West Overlay: +41
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 South West Overlay 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, 7.9% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 6.0% 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 39.9% compared to 36.5% in the City of Adelaide while the proportion of couples without children was 19.1% compared to 22.4% in the City of Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of households in South West Overlay increased by 140 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in South West Overlay between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Group household (+59 households)
  • Lone person (+51 households)