Merrylands
Household type

In Merrylands, 35% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 38% in 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%Holroyd City %Number%Holroyd City %2006 to 2011
Couples with children
2,38535.438.12,18633.635.8+199
Couples without children
1,22318.220.41,19318.320.7+30
One parent families
94014.012.789013.712.5+50
Other families
1251.91.71332.01.6-8
Group household
1942.92.61722.62.8+22
Lone person
1,41421.020.01,45722.421.6-43
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 in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Household type, 2011
Household type, 2011 Lone person, Holroyd City: 20.0% Group household, Holroyd City: 2.6% Other families, Holroyd City: 1.7% One parent families, Holroyd City: 12.7% Couples without children, Holroyd City: 20.4% Couples with children, 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 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 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 Holroyd City while the proportion of couples without children was 18.2% compared to 20.4% in 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)