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In Sydenham District, 49% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 38% in City of Brimbank.

Sydenham 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, Sydenham 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
Sydenham District20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children7,16648.638.47,72253.940.9-556
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,92419.820.62,48817.419.6+436
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,84512.514.61,67011.714.9+175
Other families
1721.21.81471.01.5+25
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2631.82.92051.42.3+58
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,91713.017.11,62911.416.6+288
Other not classifiable household
4002.74.04082.83.8-8
Visitor only households
470.30.6490.30.5-2

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, Sydenham District: 13.0% Group household, Sydenham District: 1.8% Other families, Sydenham District: 1.2% One parent families, Sydenham District: 12.5% Couples without children, Sydenham District: 19.8% Couples with children, Sydenham District: 48.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Sydenham District: +288 Group household, Sydenham District: +58 Other families, Sydenham District: +25 One parent families, Sydenham District: +175 Couples without children, Sydenham District: +436 Couples with children, Sydenham District: -556
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 Sydenham District in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 48.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 12.5% were one-parent families, compared with 38.4% and 14.6% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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 13.0% compared to 17.1% in City of Brimbank while the proportion of couples without children was 19.8% compared to 20.6% in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Sydenham District increased by 416 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples with children (-556 households)
  • Couples without children (+436 households)
  • Lone person (+288 households)
  • One parent families (+175 households)