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Household type

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Camden Council area, 46% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, 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)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children11,57646.335.38,41345.734.8+3,163
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children5,86623.522.44,33223.522.6+1,534
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families2,75811.010.42,06111.210.8+697
Other families
2110.81.31480.81.4+63
map this data in atlas.idGroup household3601.44.53231.84.1+37
map this data in atlas.idLone person3,29513.220.42,59114.121.5+704
Other not classifiable household
8353.34.74482.44.1+387
Visitor only households
1070.40.9910.50.9+16

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, Greater Sydney: 20.4% Group household, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Other families, Greater Sydney: 1.3% One parent families, Greater Sydney: 10.4% Couples without children, Greater Sydney: 22.4% Couples with children, Greater Sydney: 35.3% Lone person, Camden Council area: 13.2% Group household, Camden Council area: 1.4% Other families, Camden Council area: 0.8% One parent families, Camden Council area: 11.0% Couples without children, Camden Council area: 23.5% Couples with children, Camden Council area: 46.3%
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, Camden Council area: +704 Group household, Camden Council area: +37 Other families, Camden Council area: +63 One parent families, Camden Council area: +697 Couples without children, Camden Council area: +1,534 Couples with children, Camden Council area: +3,163
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 Camden Council area in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 46.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 11.0% were one-parent families, compared with 35.3% and 10.4% 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 13.2% compared to 20.4% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 23.5% compared to 22.4% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Camden Council area increased by 6,601 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in Camden Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+3,163 households)
  • Couples without children (+1,534 households)
  • Lone person (+704 households)
  • One parent families (+697 households)

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