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Greater Western Sydney Region

Household type

In the Greater Western Sydney Region, 41% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 35% in Greater Sydney.

The Greater Western Sydney Region'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 Greater Western Sydney Region'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
Greater Western Sydney Region - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Couples with children262,89441.334.8247,12341.234.1+15,771
Couples without children130,06620.422.6120,96920.222.0+9,097
One parent families85,86813.510.879,24613.210.6+6,622
Other families8,2711.31.47,4911.21.4+780
Group household15,0262.44.114,0302.33.9+996
Lone person110,66817.421.5104,18417.421.6+6,484
Other not classifiable household20,7323.34.123,2453.95.6-2,513
Visitor only households3,5170.60.93,0720.50.8+445

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 Sydney: 21.5% Group household, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Other families, Greater Sydney: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Sydney: 10.8% Couples without children, Greater Sydney: 22.6% Couples with children, Greater Sydney: 34.8% Lone person, Greater Western Sydney Region: 17.4% Group household, Greater Western Sydney Region: 2.4% Other families, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1.3% One parent families, Greater Western Sydney Region: 13.5% Couples without children, Greater Western Sydney Region: 20.4% Couples with children, Greater Western Sydney Region: 41.3%
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, Greater Western Sydney Region: +6,484 Group household, Greater Western Sydney Region: +996 Other families, Greater Western Sydney Region: +780 One parent families, Greater Western Sydney Region: +6,622 Couples without children, Greater Western Sydney Region: +9,097 Couples with children, Greater Western Sydney Region: +15,771
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 Greater Western Sydney Region in 2011 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, 41.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.5% were one-parent families, compared with 34.8% and 10.8% 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 17.4% compared to 21.5% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 20.4% compared to 22.6% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Greater Western Sydney Region increased by 37,682 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the Greater Western Sydney Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+15,771 households)
  • Couples without children (+9,097 households)
  • One parent families (+6,622 households)
  • Lone person (+6,484 households)

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