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Brisbane LGA

Household type

In Brisbane LGA, 29% of households were made up of couples with children in 2006, compared with 32% in Greater Brisbane.

Brisbane LGA'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, Brisbane LGA'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
Brisbane LGA - Total households (Enumerated)20062001Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Couples with children107,26428.631.799,51329.233.0+7,751
Couples without children90,11324.025.181,86424.024.5+8,249
One parent families36,4979.711.034,49010.111.4+2,007
Other families6,7591.81.46,5411.91.5+218
Group household23,8976.44.721,7186.44.7+2,179
Lone person88,46123.621.385,75425.222.1+2,707
Other not classifiable household16,7264.53.86,6582.01.7+10,068
Visitor only households5,0601.41.04,1311.21.0+929

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household type, 2006
Household type, 2006 Lone person, Greater Brisbane: 21.3% Group household, Greater Brisbane: 4.7% Other families, Greater Brisbane: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Brisbane: 11.0% Couples without children, Greater Brisbane: 25.1% Couples with children, Greater Brisbane: 31.7% Lone person, Brisbane LGA: 23.6% Group household, Brisbane LGA: 6.4% Other families, Brisbane LGA: 1.8% One parent families, Brisbane LGA: 9.7% Couples without children, Brisbane LGA: 24.0% Couples with children, Brisbane LGA: 28.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2001 to 2006
Change in household type, 2001 to 2006 Lone person, Brisbane LGA: +2,707 Group household, Brisbane LGA: +2,179 Other families, Brisbane LGA: +218 One parent families, Brisbane LGA: +2,007 Couples without children, Brisbane LGA: +8,249 Couples with children, Brisbane LGA: +7,751
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in Brisbane LGA in 2006 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 28.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.7% were one-parent families, compared with 31.7% and 11.0% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

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 23.6% compared to 21.3% in Greater Brisbane while the proportion of couples without children was 24.0% compared to 25.1% in Greater Brisbane.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Brisbane LGA increased by 34,108 between 2001 and 2006.

The largest changes in family/household types in Brisbane LGA between 2001 and 2006 were:

  • Couples without children (+8,249 households)
  • Couples with children (+7,751 households)
  • Lone person (+2,707 households)
  • Group household (+2,179 households)

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