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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Household size

8% of the City of Casey's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households contain only one person, compared with 16% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households in Victoria - ATSI.

The size of households in general follows the life-cycle of families. Households are usually small at the stage of relationship formation (early marriage), and then increase in size with the advent of children. They later reduce in size again as these children reach adulthood and leave home.

Household size can also be influenced by a lack (or abundance) of affordable housing. Indigenous persons often have a tradition of living with extended family members which significantly affects household size, and households can include multiple families.

Please note that this table counts indigenous households (households containing at least one indigenous person) by the number of persons resident. The number of persons resident can include both indigenous and non-indigenous persons.

For greater insight, Indigenous household size data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Type, Age Structure and Household Income .

Derived from the three Census questions:

'Name of each person including visitors who spent the night of Tuesday, 9 August 2011 in this dwelling', and 'Where does the person usually live?', and 'Are there any persons who usually live in this dwelling who were absent on Census Night (Tuesday, 9 August 2011)?'

Family, group and lone person households

Household size
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households - City of Casey20112006Change
Number of persons usually residentNumber%Victoria - ATSI %Number%Victoria - ATSI %2006 to 2011
1 person548.215.95310.015.5+1
2 person17026.029.913325.128.9+37
3 person12519.120.511020.821.2+15
4 person13220.217.411621.917.4+16
5 person9815.09.96612.59.8+32
6 or more persons7611.66.4519.67.3+25

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household size, 2011
Household size, 2011 6 or more persons, Victoria - ATSI: 6.4% 5 person, Victoria - ATSI: 9.9% 4 person, Victoria - ATSI: 17.4% 3 person, Victoria - ATSI: 20.5% 2 person, Victoria - ATSI: 29.9% 1 person, Victoria - ATSI: 15.9% 6 or more persons, City of Casey - ATSI: 11.6% 5 person, City of Casey - ATSI: 15.0% 4 person, City of Casey - ATSI: 20.2% 3 person, City of Casey - ATSI: 19.1% 2 person, City of Casey - ATSI: 26.0% 1 person, City of Casey - ATSI: 8.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household size, 2006 to 2011
Change in household size, 2006 to 2011 6 or more persons, Casey Foothills: +25 5 person, Casey Foothills: +32 4 person, Casey Foothills: +16 3 person, Casey Foothills: +15 2 person, Casey Foothills: +37 1 person, Casey Foothills: +1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons usually resident in a household in the City of Casey compared with the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons in Victoria - ATSI shows that there were a lower proportion of lone person households, and a higher proportion of larger households (those with 4 persons or more). Overall there were 8.2% of lone person households, and 46.7% of larger households, compared with 15.9% and 33.6% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in Victoria - ATSI.

The major differences between household size for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households of Casey Foothills and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households of Victoria - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of households with 6 or more persons usually resident (11.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of households with 5 person usually resident (15.0% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of households with 1 person usually resident (8.2% compared to 15.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of households with 2 person usually resident (26.0% compared to 29.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households in City of Casey increased by 126 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major changes in household size of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Casey Foothills between 2006 and 2011.