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Life-stages - Household type

In City of Darwin, 91.6% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couples with children households.

City of Darwin's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators.

People form different types of households at different stages in life, so this varies enormously by age group in all areas. This topic is useful, however, in comparing the types of households formed by each age group relative to the benchmark. For instance, in some areas, children may mostly live in couple families, while in others they are mainly in one-parent families. Are elderly parents still living with their extended family or do they have empty nester households?

To continue building the story, City of Darwin's Household Types should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Household type
City of Darwin - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Northern TerritoryNumber%Northern Territory2006 to 2011
Couple with children3,61091.675.13,20590.772.7+405
Couple without children00.01.200.01.20
One parent family2496.316.73189.018.6-69
Other Family00.00.200.00.00
Group household00.00.000.00.00
Lone person household00.00.400.00.50
Other non-classifiable household812.16.490.37.0+72

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 Other non-classifiable household, Northern Territory: 6.4% Lone person household, Northern Territory: 0.4% Group household, Northern Territory: 0.0% Other Family, Northern Territory: 0.2% One parent family, Northern Territory: 16.7% Couple without children, Northern Territory: 1.2% Couple with children, Northern Territory: 75.1% Other non-classifiable household, City of Darwin: 2.1% Lone person household, City of Darwin: 0.0% Group household, City of Darwin: 0.0% Other Family, City of Darwin: 0.0% One parent family, City of Darwin: 6.3% Couple without children, City of Darwin: 0.0% Couple with children, City of Darwin: 91.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Other non-classifiable household, City of Darwin: +72 Lone person household, City of Darwin: 0 Group household, City of Darwin: 0 Other Family, City of Darwin: 0 One parent family, City of Darwin: -69 Couple without children, City of Darwin: 0 Couple with children, City of Darwin: +405
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types of children aged 0 to 4 years in City of Darwin in 2011 compared to Northern Territory, shows that there was a higher proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 91.6% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couple families with child(ren), and 6.3% were in one-parent families, compared with 75.1% and 16.7% respectively for Northern Territory.

There was a similar proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households and a lower proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households was 0.0% compared to 0.4% in Northern Territory while the proportion of couples without children was 0.0% compared to 1.2% in Northern Territory.

Emerging groups

The number of children aged 0 to 4 years in households in City of Darwin increased by 408 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types for people aged 0 to 4 years in City of Darwin between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+405 persons)
  • One parent family (-69 persons)

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