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In Sunshine, 31% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 38% in City of Brimbank.

Sunshine'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, Sunshine'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
Sunshine - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,08231.237.690828.538.4+174
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children66519.120.271122.320.6-46
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families39811.514.639212.314.6+6
Other families
912.61.8852.71.8+6
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2316.73.21755.52.9+56
map this data in atlas.idLone person78822.717.575323.717.1+35
Other not classifiable household
2025.84.61414.44.0+61
Visitor only households
160.50.5170.50.6-1

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, City of Brimbank: 17.5% Group household, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Other families, City of Brimbank: 1.8% One parent families, City of Brimbank: 14.6% Couples without children, City of Brimbank: 20.2% Couples with children, City of Brimbank: 37.6% Lone person, Sunshine: 22.7% Group household, Sunshine: 6.7% Other families, Sunshine: 2.6% One parent families, Sunshine: 11.5% Couples without children, Sunshine: 19.1% Couples with children, Sunshine: 31.2%
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, Sunshine: +35 Group household, Sunshine: +56 Other families, Sunshine: +6 One parent families, Sunshine: +6 Couples without children, Sunshine: -46 Couples with children, Sunshine: +174
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 Sunshine in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 31.2% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 11.5% were one-parent families, compared with 37.6% and 14.6% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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 22.7% compared to 17.5% in City of Brimbank while the proportion of couples without children was 19.1% compared to 20.2% in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Sunshine increased by 291 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in Sunshine between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+174 households)
  • Group household (+56 households)

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