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 by type||Number||%||Holroyd City %||Number||%||Holroyd City %||2006 to 2011|
|Couples with children||2,385||35.4||38.1||2,186||33.6||35.8||+199||19500|
|Couples without children||1,223||18.2||20.4||1,193||18.3||20.7||+30||19501|
|One parent families||940||14.0||12.7||890||13.7||12.5||+50||19502|
|Other not classifiable household||398||5.9||4.1||430||6.6||4.5||-32||19506|
|Visitor only households||51||0.8||0.5||43||0.7||0.5||+8||19507|
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.
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)