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In Gannawarra Shire, 23% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 27% in Regional VIC.

Gannawarra Shire'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, Gannawarra Shire'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
Gannawarra Shire - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Couples with children1,02123.426.91,23827.828.7-217
Couples without children1,36731.427.81,42231.927.6-55
One parent families3498.010.53487.810.4+1
Other families290.70.8390.90.9-10
Group household691.62.9892.02.8-20
Lone person1,32830.526.81,22327.425.7+105
Other not classifiable household1142.62.6541.22.5+60
Visitor only households781.81.6441.01.4+34

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, Regional VIC: 26.8% Group household, Regional VIC: 2.9% Other families, Regional VIC: 0.8% One parent families, Regional VIC: 10.5% Couples without children, Regional VIC: 27.8% Couples with children, Regional VIC: 26.9% Lone person, Gannawarra Shire: 30.5% Group household, Gannawarra Shire: 1.6% Other families, Gannawarra Shire: 0.7% One parent families, Gannawarra Shire: 8.0% Couples without children, Gannawarra Shire: 31.4% Couples with children, Gannawarra Shire: 23.4%
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, Gannawarra Shire: +105 Group household, Gannawarra Shire: -20 Other families, Gannawarra Shire: -10 One parent families, Gannawarra Shire: +1 Couples without children, Gannawarra Shire: -55 Couples with children, Gannawarra Shire: -217
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 Gannawarra Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 23.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 8.0% were one-parent families, compared with 26.9% and 10.5% respectively for Regional VIC.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 30.5% compared to 26.8% in Regional VIC while the proportion of couples without children was 31.4% compared to 27.8% in Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Gannawarra Shire decreased by 102 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Gannawarra Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (-217 households)
  • Lone person (+105 households)
  • Couples without children (-55 households)

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