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In Sunshine District, 31% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 38% in City of Brimbank.

Sunshine District'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 District'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 District20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children4,71830.738.44,63031.440.9+88
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,32921.620.63,05420.719.6+275
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families2,32315.114.62,31815.714.9+5
Other families
3532.31.82741.91.5+79
map this data in atlas.idGroup household6694.32.94853.32.3+184
map this data in atlas.idLone person3,27421.317.13,32722.616.6-53
Other not classifiable household
6264.14.05543.83.8+72
Visitor only households
900.60.6890.60.5+1

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, City of Brimbank: 17.1% Group household, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Other families, City of Brimbank: 1.8% One parent families, City of Brimbank: 14.6% Couples without children, City of Brimbank: 20.6% Couples with children, City of Brimbank: 38.4% Lone person, Sunshine District: 21.3% Group household, Sunshine District: 4.3% Other families, Sunshine District: 2.3% One parent families, Sunshine District: 15.1% Couples without children, Sunshine District: 21.6% Couples with children, Sunshine District: 30.7%
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, Sunshine District: -53 Group household, Sunshine District: +184 Other families, Sunshine District: +79 One parent families, Sunshine District: +5 Couples without children, Sunshine District: +275 Couples with children, Sunshine District: +88
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 Sunshine District in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 30.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 15.1% were one-parent families, compared with 38.4% and 14.6% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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 21.3% compared to 17.1% in City of Brimbank while the proportion of couples without children was 21.6% compared to 20.6% in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Sunshine District increased by 651 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples without children (+275 households)
  • Group household (+184 households)
  • Couples with children (+88 households)
  • Other families (+79 households)