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Shire of Ashburton

Household type

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In the Shire of Ashburton, 28% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 26% in Regional WA.

The Shire of Ashburton'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 Shire of Ashburton'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
Shire of Ashburton - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Couples with children78028.325.880428.727.3-24
Couples without children45716.626.048317.226.5-26
One parent families1334.88.71405.08.8-7
Other families180.70.8130.50.8+5
Group household411.52.5521.92.6-11
Lone person47817.422.045116.121.3+27
Other not classifiable household1214.46.71114.04.6+10
Visitor only households72726.47.574826.78.2-21

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, Regional WA: 22.0% Group household, Regional WA: 2.5% Other families, Regional WA: 0.8% One parent families, Regional WA: 8.7% Couples without children, Regional WA: 26.0% Couples with children, Regional WA: 25.8% Lone person, Shire of Ashburton: 17.4% Group household, Shire of Ashburton: 1.5% Other families, Shire of Ashburton: 0.7% One parent families, Shire of Ashburton: 4.8% Couples without children, Shire of Ashburton: 16.6% Couples with children, Shire of Ashburton: 28.3%
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, Shire of Ashburton: +27 Group household, Shire of Ashburton: -11 Other families, Shire of Ashburton: +5 One parent families, Shire of Ashburton: -7 Couples without children, Shire of Ashburton: -26 Couples with children, Shire of Ashburton: -24
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 Shire of Ashburton in 2016 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 28.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 4.8% were one-parent families, compared with 25.8% and 8.7% respectively for Regional WA.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 17.4% compared to 22.0% in Regional WA while the proportion of couples without children was 16.6% compared to 26.0% in Regional WA.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Shire of Ashburton decreased by 47 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major differences in the Shire of Ashburton between 2011 and 2016.

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