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Shire of Ashburton

Household type

In the Shire of Ashburton, 29% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 27% 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)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Couples with children80428.727.378732.628.5+17
Couples without children48317.226.545718.926.2+26
One parent families1405.08.81004.18.6+40
Other families130.50.8130.50.80
Group household521.92.6532.22.5-1
Lone person45116.121.336915.320.8+82
Other not classifiable household1114.04.61877.75.9-76
Visitor only households74826.78.245018.66.7+298

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, Regional WA: 21.3% Group household, Regional WA: 2.6% Other families, Regional WA: 0.8% One parent families, Regional WA: 8.8% Couples without children, Regional WA: 26.5% Couples with children, Regional WA: 27.3% Lone person, Shire of Ashburton: 16.1% Group household, Shire of Ashburton: 1.9% Other families, Shire of Ashburton: 0.5% One parent families, Shire of Ashburton: 5.0% Couples without children, Shire of Ashburton: 17.2% Couples with children, Shire of Ashburton: 28.7%
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, Shire of Ashburton: +82 Group household, Shire of Ashburton: -1 Other families, Shire of Ashburton: 0 One parent families, Shire of Ashburton: +40 Couples without children, Shire of Ashburton: +26 Couples with children, Shire of Ashburton: +17
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 Shire of Ashburton in 2011 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, 28.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 5.0% were one-parent families, compared with 27.3% and 8.8% 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 16.1% compared to 21.3% in Regional WA while the proportion of couples without children was 17.2% compared to 26.5% in Regional WA.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Shire of Ashburton increased by 386 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in family/household types in the Shire of Ashburton between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Lone person (+82 households)

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