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In East Hills, 36% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 41% in Bankstown City.

East Hills'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, East Hills'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
East Hills20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children40135.740.634532.739.9+56
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children22720.218.523722.519.6-10
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families14212.614.314413.713.2-3
Other families
30.31.4191.81.3-16
map this data in atlas.idGroup household302.71.9161.51.9+15
map this data in atlas.idLone person27824.719.225223.919.7+26
Other not classifiable household
393.53.6302.93.9+8
Visitor only households
40.40.5101.00.4-6

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, Bankstown City: 19.2% Group household, Bankstown City: 1.9% Other families, Bankstown City: 1.4% One parent families, Bankstown City: 14.3% Couples without children, Bankstown City: 18.5% Couples with children, Bankstown City: 40.6% Lone person, East Hills: 24.7% Group household, East Hills: 2.7% Other families, East Hills: 0.3% One parent families, East Hills: 12.6% Couples without children, East Hills: 20.2% Couples with children, East Hills: 35.7%
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, East Hills: +26 Group household, East Hills: +15 Other families, East Hills: -16 One parent families, East Hills: -3 Couples without children, East Hills: -10 Couples with children, East Hills: +56
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 East Hills in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 35.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 12.6% were one-parent families, compared with 40.6% and 14.3% respectively for Bankstown City.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 24.7% compared to 19.2% in Bankstown City while the proportion of couples without children was 20.2% compared to 18.5% in Bankstown City.

Emerging groups

The number of households in East Hills increased by 70 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in family/household types in East Hills between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Couples with children (+56 households)