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Household type

In the City of Charles Sturt, 26% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 28% 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 Sturt20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children11,59426.428.511,10026.128.6+494
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children10,86324.725.510,51924.825.2+344
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families4,79010.911.04,63710.911.1+153
Other families
5691.31.25671.31.2+2
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,7514.03.81,4283.43.4+323
map this data in atlas.idLone person12,89329.326.712,62129.726.7+272
Other not classifiable household
1,0732.42.51,2593.03.0-186
Visitor only households
4090.90.83430.80.8+66

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

Household type, 2011
Household type, 2011 Lone person, Greater Adelaide: 26.7% Group household, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Other families, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% One parent families, Greater Adelaide: 11.0% Couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 25.5% Couples with children, Greater Adelaide: 28.5% Lone person, City of Charles Sturt: 29.3% Group household, City of Charles Sturt: 4.0% Other families, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% One parent families, City of Charles Sturt: 10.9% Couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: 24.7% Couples with children, City of Charles Sturt: 26.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, City of Charles Sturt: +272 Group household, City of Charles Sturt: +323 Other families, City of Charles Sturt: +2 One parent families, City of Charles Sturt: +153 Couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: +344 Couples with children, City of Charles Sturt: +494
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 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, 26.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.9% were one-parent families, compared with 28.5% and 11.0% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 29.3% compared to 26.7% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of couples without children was 24.7% compared to 25.5% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Charles Sturt increased by 1,468 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Charles Sturt between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+494 households)
  • Couples without children (+344 households)
  • Group household (+323 households)
  • Lone person (+272 households)