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Macarthur Region

Household type

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In the Macarthur Region, 41% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 35% in Greater Sydney.

The Macarthur Region'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 Macarthur Region'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
Macarthur Region - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Couples with children38,35441.135.333,21540.634.8+5,139
Couples without children20,47621.922.417,87521.822.6+2,601
One parent families12,80613.710.411,82914.410.8+977
Other families9711.01.38811.11.4+90
Group household1,7531.94.51,6172.04.1+136
Lone person14,78915.920.413,69216.721.5+1,097
Other not classifiable household3,7794.14.72,4193.04.1+1,360
Visitor only households3720.40.93350.40.9+37

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household type, 2016
Household type, 2016 Lone person, Greater Sydney: 20.4% Group household, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Other families, Greater Sydney: 1.3% One parent families, Greater Sydney: 10.4% Couples without children, Greater Sydney: 22.4% Couples with children, Greater Sydney: 35.3% Lone person, Macarthur Region: 15.9% Group household, Macarthur Region: 1.9% Other families, Macarthur Region: 1.0% One parent families, Macarthur Region: 13.7% Couples without children, Macarthur Region: 21.9% Couples with children, Macarthur Region: 41.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, Macarthur Region: +1,097 Group household, Macarthur Region: +136 Other families, Macarthur Region: +90 One parent families, Macarthur Region: +977 Couples without children, Macarthur Region: +2,601 Couples with children, Macarthur Region: +5,139
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in the Macarthur Region in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 41.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.7% were one-parent families, compared with 35.3% and 10.4% 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 15.9% compared to 20.4% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 21.9% compared to 22.4% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Macarthur Region increased by 11,437 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the Macarthur Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+5,139 households)
  • Couples without children (+2,601 households)
  • Lone person (+1,097 households)
  • One parent families (+977 households)

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