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Household type

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In the MidCoast Council area, 19% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 25% in Regional NSW.

The MidCoast Council area'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 MidCoast Council area'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
MidCoast Council area - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children7,32418.825.47,42920.526.7-105
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children12,56432.227.011,95132.927.7+613
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families4,19310.811.03,98911.011.3+204
Other families
3210.80.92710.70.9+50
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,0212.63.18752.43.0+146
map this data in atlas.idLone person10,80227.725.59,94927.425.6+853
Other not classifiable household
1,8024.65.19402.62.8+862
Visitor only households
9482.42.08992.52.0+49

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, Regional NSW: 25.5% Group household, Regional NSW: 3.1% Other families, Regional NSW: 0.9% One parent families, Regional NSW: 11.0% Couples without children, Regional NSW: 27.0% Couples with children, Regional NSW: 25.4% Lone person, MidCoast Council area: 27.7% Group household, MidCoast Council area: 2.6% Other families, MidCoast Council area: 0.8% One parent families, MidCoast Council area: 10.8% Couples without children, MidCoast Council area: 32.2% Couples with children, MidCoast Council area: 18.8%
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, MidCoast Council area: +853 Group household, MidCoast Council area: +146 Other families, MidCoast Council area: +50 One parent families, MidCoast Council area: +204 Couples without children, MidCoast Council area: +613 Couples with children, MidCoast Council area: -105
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 MidCoast Council area in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 18.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.8% were one-parent families, compared with 25.4% and 11.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

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 27.7% compared to 25.5% in Regional NSW while the proportion of couples without children was 32.2% compared to 27.0% in Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

The number of households in MidCoast Council area increased by 2,672 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the MidCoast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Lone person (+853 households)
  • Couples without children (+613 households)
  • One parent families (+204 households)
  • Group household (+146 households)

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