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Greater Western Sydney Region

Household type

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In the Greater Western Sydney Region, 42% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, 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)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Couples with children264,61941.535.3265,91641.334.8-1,298
Couples without children129,42420.322.4131,71620.522.6-2,293
One parent families81,41712.810.486,36413.410.8-4,948
Other families8,5551.31.38,4051.31.4+149
Group household17,2052.74.515,3112.44.1+1,894
Lone person106,83616.820.4111,94017.421.5-5,105
Other not classifiable household25,6814.04.720,8063.24.1+4,874
Visitor only households3,2820.50.93,5580.60.9-277

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 Sydney: 20.4% Group household, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Other families, Greater Sydney: 1.3% One parent families, Greater Sydney: 10.4% Couples without children, Greater Sydney: 22.4% Couples with children, Greater Sydney: 35.3% Lone person, Greater Western Sydney Region: 16.8% Group household, Greater Western Sydney Region: 2.7% Other families, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1.3% One parent families, Greater Western Sydney Region: 12.8% Couples without children, Greater Western Sydney Region: 20.3% Couples with children, Greater Western Sydney Region: 41.5%
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, Greater Western Sydney Region: -5,105 Group household, Greater Western Sydney Region: +1,894 Other families, Greater Western Sydney Region: +149 One parent families, Greater Western Sydney Region: -4,948 Couples without children, Greater Western Sydney Region: -2,293 Couples with children, Greater Western Sydney Region: -1,298
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 Greater Western Sydney Region in 2016 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, 41.5% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 12.8% were one-parent families, compared with 35.3% and 10.4% 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 16.8% compared to 20.4% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 20.3% compared to 22.4% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Greater Western Sydney Region decreased by 7,002 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the Greater Western Sydney Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Lone person (-5,105 households)
  • One parent families (-4,948 households)
  • Couples without children (-2,293 households)
  • Group household (+1,894 households)

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