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In the City of Charles Sturt, 27% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 29% in Greater Adelaide.

The City of Charles Sturt'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, the City of Charles Sturt'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 Charles Sturt - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children12,30226.628.711,59426.428.5+708
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children11,31524.424.810,86324.725.5+452
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families4,93610.711.14,79010.911.0+146
Other families
6781.51.25691.31.2+109
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,8614.03.81,7514.03.8+110
map this data in atlas.idLone person13,27928.726.212,89329.326.7+386
Other not classifiable household
1,5333.33.41,0732.42.5+460
Visitor only households
4030.90.94090.90.8-6

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 Adelaide: 26.2% Group household, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Other families, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% One parent families, Greater Adelaide: 11.1% Couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 24.8% Couples with children, Greater Adelaide: 28.7% Lone person, City of Charles Sturt: 28.7% Group household, City of Charles Sturt: 4.0% Other families, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% One parent families, City of Charles Sturt: 10.7% Couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: 24.4% Couples with children, City of Charles Sturt: 26.6%
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 Charles Sturt: +386 Group household, City of Charles Sturt: +110 Other families, City of Charles Sturt: +109 One parent families, City of Charles Sturt: +146 Couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: +452 Couples with children, City of Charles Sturt: +708
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 the City of Charles Sturt in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 26.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.7% were one-parent families, compared with 28.7% and 11.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a similar proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 28.7% compared to 26.2% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of couples without children was 24.4% compared to 24.8% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Charles Sturt increased by 2,365 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Charles Sturt between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+708 households)
  • Couples without children (+452 households)
  • Lone person (+386 households)
  • One parent families (+146 households)

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