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Household type

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In Broken Hill City, 19% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 25% in Regional NSW.

Broken Hill City'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, Broken Hill City'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
Broken Hill City - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Couples with children1,47219.025.41,62820.226.7-156
Couples without children1,89424.527.02,06625.627.7-172
One parent families1,02413.211.01,01012.511.3+14
Other families781.00.9710.90.9+7
Group household1822.43.11501.93.0+32
Lone person2,53632.825.52,50631.125.6+30
Other not classifiable household3254.25.13434.32.8-18
Visitor only households2303.02.02813.52.0-51

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, Regional NSW: 25.5% Group household, Regional NSW: 3.1% Other families, Regional NSW: 0.9% One parent families, Regional NSW: 11.0% Couples without children, Regional NSW: 27.0% Couples with children, Regional NSW: 25.4% Lone person, Broken Hill City: 32.8% Group household, Broken Hill City: 2.4% Other families, Broken Hill City: 1.0% One parent families, Broken Hill City: 13.2% Couples without children, Broken Hill City: 24.5% Couples with children, Broken Hill City: 19.0%
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, Broken Hill City: +30 Group household, Broken Hill City: +32 Other families, Broken Hill City: +7 One parent families, Broken Hill City: +14 Couples without children, Broken Hill City: -172 Couples with children, Broken Hill City: -156
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 Broken Hill City in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 19.0% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.2% were one-parent families, compared with 25.4% and 11.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

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 32.8% compared to 25.5% in Regional NSW while the proportion of couples without children was 24.5% compared to 27.0% in Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Broken Hill City decreased by 314 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in Broken Hill City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples without children (-172 households)
  • Couples with children (-156 households)

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