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In Gosford City, 29% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 35% in Greater Sydney.

Gosford City'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, Gosford City'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
Gosford City - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children18,53629.034.817,84928.834.1+687
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children16,16325.322.615,71425.422.0+449
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families7,63511.910.87,20911.610.6+426
Other families
5530.91.45190.81.4+34
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,7132.74.11,6442.73.9+69
map this data in atlas.idLone person16,69926.121.515,65425.321.6+1,045
Other not classifiable household
2,0813.34.12,9334.75.6-852
Visitor only households
5300.80.94180.70.8+112

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, Gosford City: 26.1% Group household, Gosford City: 2.7% Other families, Gosford City: 0.9% One parent families, Gosford City: 11.9% Couples without children, Gosford City: 25.3% Couples with children, Gosford City: 29.0%
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, Gosford City: +1,045 Group household, Gosford City: +69 Other families, Gosford City: +34 One parent families, Gosford City: +426 Couples without children, Gosford City: +449 Couples with children, Gosford City: +687
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 Gosford City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 29.0% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 11.9% were one-parent families, compared with 34.8% and 10.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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 26.1% compared to 21.5% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 25.3% compared to 22.6% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Gosford City increased by 1,970 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Lone person (+1,045 households)
  • Couples with children (+687 households)
  • Couples without children (+449 households)
  • One parent families (+426 households)

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