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Household type

In City of Darwin, 26% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 29% in Greater Darwin.

City of Darwin'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, City of Darwin'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 Darwin - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children7,36526.529.06,80325.828.3+562
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children6,44923.222.75,81922.121.7+630
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families2,5699.29.62,86610.910.8-297
Other families
3221.21.02991.11.1+23
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,9086.95.71,6146.15.0+294
map this data in atlas.idLone person5,61720.218.45,76421.819.7-147
Other not classifiable household
2,3118.38.52,0007.68.6+311
Visitor only households
1,2684.65.01,2184.64.9+50

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 Darwin: 18.4% Group household, Greater Darwin: 5.7% Other families, Greater Darwin: 1.0% One parent families, Greater Darwin: 9.6% Couples without children, Greater Darwin: 22.7% Couples with children, Greater Darwin: 29.0% Lone person, City of Darwin: 20.2% Group household, City of Darwin: 6.9% Other families, City of Darwin: 1.2% One parent families, City of Darwin: 9.2% Couples without children, City of Darwin: 23.2% Couples with children, City of Darwin: 26.5%
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 Darwin: -147 Group household, City of Darwin: +294 Other families, City of Darwin: +23 One parent families, City of Darwin: -297 Couples without children, City of Darwin: +630 Couples with children, City of Darwin: +562
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 City of Darwin in 2011 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 26.5% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.2% were one-parent families, compared with 29.0% and 9.6% respectively for Greater Darwin.

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 20.2% compared to 18.4% in Greater Darwin while the proportion of couples without children was 23.2% compared to 22.7% in Greater Darwin.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Darwin increased by 1,426 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples without children (+630 households)
  • Couples with children (+562 households)
  • One parent families (-297 households)
  • Group household (+294 households)

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