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In Bankstown, 38% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 41% in Bankstown City.

Bankstown'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, Bankstown'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)?’


Household type
Bankstown - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children3,83038.140.63,38337.239.9+447
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,56115.518.51,44115.819.6+120
Other not classifiable household
Visitor only households
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2612.61.92512.81.9+11
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,87618.719.21,74419.219.7+132
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,59615.914.31,33714.713.2+259
Other families

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 Other families, Bankstown City: 1.4% One parent families, Bankstown City: 14.3% Lone person, Bankstown City: 19.2% Group household, Bankstown City: 1.9% Couples without children, Bankstown City: 18.5% Couples with children, Bankstown City: 40.6% Other families, Bankstown: 1.8% One parent families, Bankstown: 15.9% Lone person, Bankstown: 18.7% Group household, Bankstown: 2.6% Couples without children, Bankstown: 15.5% Couples with children, Bankstown: 38.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Other families, Bankstown: +24 One parent families, Bankstown: +259 Lone person, Bankstown: +132 Group household, Bankstown: +11 Couples without children, Bankstown: +120 Couples with children, Bankstown: +447
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in Bankstown in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 38.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 15.9% were one-parent families, compared with 40.6% and 14.3% respectively for Bankstown City.

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 18.7% compared to 19.2% in Bankstown City while the proportion of couples without children was 15.5% compared to 18.5% in Bankstown City.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Bankstown increased by 947 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Bankstown between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+447 households)
  • One parent families (+259 households)
  • Lone person (+132 households)
  • Couples without children (+120 households)