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Camden Council area

Household type

In Camden Council area, 46% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 35% in Greater Sydney.

Camden Council area'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, Camden Council area'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
Camden Council area - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children8,41345.734.87,60946.934.1+804
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children4,33223.522.63,68122.722.0+651
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families2,06111.210.81,82011.210.6+241
Other families
1480.81.41220.81.4+26
map this data in atlas.idGroup household3231.84.12791.73.9+44
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,59114.121.52,22113.721.6+370
Other not classifiable household
4482.44.14302.65.6+18
Visitor only households
910.50.9740.50.8+17

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, Greater Sydney: 21.5% Group household, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Other families, Greater Sydney: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Sydney: 10.8% Couples without children, Greater Sydney: 22.6% Couples with children, Greater Sydney: 34.8% Lone person, Camden Council area: 14.1% Group household, Camden Council area: 1.8% Other families, Camden Council area: 0.8% One parent families, Camden Council area: 11.2% Couples without children, Camden Council area: 23.5% Couples with children, Camden Council area: 45.7%
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, Camden Council area: +370 Group household, Camden Council area: +44 Other families, Camden Council area: +26 One parent families, Camden Council area: +241 Couples without children, Camden Council area: +651 Couples with children, Camden Council area: +804
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 Camden Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 45.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 11.2% were one-parent families, compared with 34.8% and 10.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 14.1% compared to 21.5% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 23.5% compared to 22.6% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Camden Council area increased by 2,171 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Camden Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+804 households)
  • Couples without children (+651 households)
  • Lone person (+370 households)
  • One parent families (+241 households)

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