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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Household types

In the City of Casey, 39% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households are made up of couples with children compared with 30% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households in Victoria - ATSI.

The household and family structure of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is one of the most important demographic indicators. It provides insights into the level of demand for services and facilities targeted at particular household types, and the structure of the local indigenous community. Across Australia, indigenous households are more likely to be larger families and one parent families, but this varies from area to area, so it is important to compare to the populations across geographic benchmarks.

Please note that this is a household topic. Households are counted as indigenous if they contain one or more indigenous usual residents present on Census night.

Indigenous households cannot be visitor only or other non-classifiable households, so those categories are excluded from this topic. For that reason, percentage distributions may not match those in the main household types page of profile.id, which includes these categories.

To continue building the story, indigenous household type should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Age Structure and Number of Bedrooms .

Derived from the Census question:

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

Households

Household types
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households - City of Casey20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Victoria - ATSI %Number%Victoria - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Couples with children25639.129.920939.230.2+47
Couples without children10215.616.67313.716.3+29
One parent families19229.429.016230.429.8+30
Other families233.51.830.61.7+20
Group households294.47.0295.46.60
Lone persons528.015.85710.715.4-5

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

Household types, 2011
Household types, 2011 Lone persons, Victoria - ATSI: 15.8% Group households, Victoria - ATSI: 7.0% Other families, Victoria - ATSI: 1.8% One parent families, Victoria - ATSI: 29.0% Couples without children, Victoria - ATSI: 16.6% Couples with children, Victoria - ATSI: 29.9% Lone persons, City of Casey - ATSI: 8.0% Group households, City of Casey - ATSI: 4.4% Other families, City of Casey - ATSI: 3.5% One parent families, City of Casey - ATSI: 29.4% Couples without children, City of Casey - ATSI: 15.6% Couples with children, City of Casey - ATSI: 39.1%
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 types, 2006 to 2011
Change in household types, 2006 to 2011 Lone persons, Casey Coast: -5 Group households, Casey Coast: 0 Other families, Casey Coast: +20 One parent families, Casey Coast: +30 Couples without children, Casey Coast: +29 Couples with children, Casey Coast: +47
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander household types in the City of Casey in 2011 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 39.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 29.4% were one-parent families, compared with 29.9% and 29.0% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI.

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 8.0% compared to 15.8% in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI while the proportion of couples without children was 15.6% compared to 16.6% in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI.

Emerging groups

The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households in City of Casey remained stable 0 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major changes in family/household types of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Casey Coast between 2006 and 2011.