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Household type

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In City of Canterbury Bankstown, 40% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 35% in Greater Sydney.

City of Canterbury Bankstown'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, City of Canterbury Bankstown'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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children45,18739.835.342,46439.334.8+2,723
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children21,02318.522.420,56619.022.6+457
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families14,91913.110.414,58513.510.8+334
Other families
1,8831.71.31,6391.51.4+244
map this data in atlas.idGroup household3,5893.24.52,7092.54.1+880
map this data in atlas.idLone person21,17518.620.421,19819.621.5-23
Other not classifiable household
5,2124.64.74,3784.04.1+834
Visitor only households
5950.50.96060.60.9-11

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 18.6% Group household, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 3.2% Other families, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.7% One parent families, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 13.1% Couples without children, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 18.5% Couples with children, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 39.8%
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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -23 Group household, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +880 Other families, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +244 One parent families, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +334 Couples without children, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +457 Couples with children, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,723
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown 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, 39.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.1% 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 lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 18.6% compared to 20.4% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 18.5% compared to 22.4% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Canterbury Bankstown increased by 5,438 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in City of Canterbury Bankstown between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+2,723 households)
  • Group household (+880 households)
  • Couples without children (+457 households)
  • One parent families (+334 households)

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