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Georges River Council

Household type

In the Georges River Council, 38% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 35% in Greater Sydney.

The Georges River Council'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 Georges River Council'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
Georges River Council - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children18,33237.934.817,02436.634.1+1,308
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children11,11923.022.610,51222.622.0+607
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families5,20610.810.84,86010.510.6+346
Other families
7791.61.47161.51.4+63
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,7133.54.11,4733.23.9+240
map this data in atlas.idLone person9,74920.121.59,96921.421.6-220
Other not classifiable household
1,2392.64.11,7233.75.6-484
Visitor only households
2830.60.92170.50.8+66

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, Georges River Council: 20.1% Group household, Georges River Council: 3.5% Other families, Georges River Council: 1.6% One parent families, Georges River Council: 10.8% Couples without children, Georges River Council: 23.0% Couples with children, Georges River Council: 37.9%
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, Georges River Council: -220 Group household, Georges River Council: +240 Other families, Georges River Council: +63 One parent families, Georges River Council: +346 Couples without children, Georges River Council: +607 Couples with children, Georges River Council: +1,308
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 Georges River Council in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 37.9% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.8% 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 similar proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 20.1% compared to 21.5% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 23.0% compared to 22.6% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Georges River Council increased by 1,926 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the Georges River Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+1,308 households)
  • Couples without children (+607 households)
  • One parent families (+346 households)
  • Group household (+240 households)

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