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In Merrylands, 35% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 38% in Former Holroyd City.

Merrylands'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, Merrylands'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
Merrylands20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Former Holroyd City %Number%Former Holroyd City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,38535.438.12,18633.635.8+199
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,22318.220.41,19318.320.7+30
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families94014.012.789013.712.5+50
Other families
1251.91.71332.01.6-8
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1942.92.61722.62.8+22
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,41421.020.01,45722.421.6-43
Other not classifiable household
3985.94.14306.64.5-32
Visitor only households
510.80.5430.70.5+8

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, Former Holroyd City: 20.0% Group household, Former Holroyd City: 2.6% Other families, Former Holroyd City: 1.7% One parent families, Former Holroyd City: 12.7% Couples without children, Former Holroyd City: 20.4% Couples with children, Former Holroyd City: 38.1% Lone person, Merrylands: 21.0% Group household, Merrylands: 2.9% Other families, Merrylands: 1.9% One parent families, Merrylands: 14.0% Couples without children, Merrylands: 18.2% Couples with children, Merrylands: 35.4%
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, Merrylands: -43 Group household, Merrylands: +22 Other families, Merrylands: -8 One parent families, Merrylands: +50 Couples without children, Merrylands: +30 Couples with children, Merrylands: +199
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 Merrylands in 2011 compared to Former Holroyd City shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 35.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 14.0% were one-parent families, compared with 38.1% and 12.7% respectively for Former Holroyd City.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 21.0% compared to 20.0% in Former Holroyd City while the proportion of couples without children was 18.2% compared to 20.4% in Former Holroyd City.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Merrylands increased by 228 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples with children (+199 households)
  • One parent families (+50 households)