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Low income households - Household type

In the City of Burnside, 3.9% of households were made up of couples with children compared with 4.2% in South Australia.

The City of Burnside'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.

This topic breaks down household and family type specifically for those households on low incomes (relative to national averages). There may be correlations with specific household types. For example, an area with many pensioners on low incomes is likely to have a large number of couples without children and lone person households.

Note that household income is connected to household size - the potential for a lone person household to have a high income is less than for a household containing 5 adults. This may skew the results a little to the smaller household types when comparing to the total population, but should not affect geographic comparisons.

To continue building the story, the City of Burnside's household and family types should be viewed in conjunction with Age Structure and Dwelling Types.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Low income households in private dwellings

Household type
City of Burnside - Low income households20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%South AustraliaNumber%South Australia2006 to 2011
Couple with children1153.94.2953.84.7+20
Couple without children38713.320.937915.323.6+8
One parent family2508.611.71887.610.3+62
Other Family511.70.8411.70.8+10
Group household702.41.8592.41.9+11
Lone person household2,04570.160.71,72069.358.7+325
Other non-classifiable household00.00.000.00.00

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 household, South Australia: 60.7% Group household, South Australia: 1.8% Other Family, South Australia: 0.8% One parent family, South Australia: 11.7% Couple without children, South Australia: 20.9% Couple with children, South Australia: 4.2% Lone person household, City of Burnside: 70.1% Group household, City of Burnside: 2.4% Other Family, City of Burnside: 1.7% One parent family, City of Burnside: 8.6% Couple without children, City of Burnside: 13.3% Couple with children, City of Burnside: 3.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person household, City of Burnside: +325 Group household, City of Burnside: +11 Other Family, City of Burnside: +10 One parent family, City of Burnside: +62 Couple without children, City of Burnside: +8 Couple with children, City of Burnside: +20
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types of low income households in the City of Burnside in 2011 compared to South Australia shows that there was a similar proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 3.9% of low income households were couple families with child(ren), and 8.6% one-parent families, compared with 4.2% and 11.7% respectively for South Australia.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of low income lone person households was 70.1% compared to 60.7% for South Australia while the proportion in couples without children was 13.3% compared to 20.9% for South Australia.

Emerging groups

The number of low income households in City of Burnside increased by 436 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types of low income households in the City of Burnside between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person household (+325 households)
  • One parent family (+62 households)

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