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Household type

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In the City of Mitcham, 34% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 29% in Greater Adelaide.

The City of Mitcham'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 City of Mitcham'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
City of Mitcham - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children8,37734.028.78,04933.128.5+328
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children6,55226.624.86,66827.425.5-116
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families2,1348.711.12,0898.611.0+45
Other families
2391.01.22581.11.2-19
map this data in atlas.idGroup household8063.33.88043.33.8+2
map this data in atlas.idLone person5,70423.226.25,88124.226.7-177
Other not classifiable household
5942.43.43731.52.5+221
Visitor only households
2080.80.92000.80.8+8

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 Adelaide: 26.2% Group household, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Other families, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% One parent families, Greater Adelaide: 11.1% Couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 24.8% Couples with children, Greater Adelaide: 28.7% Lone person, City of Mitcham: 23.2% Group household, City of Mitcham: 3.3% Other families, City of Mitcham: 1.0% One parent families, City of Mitcham: 8.7% Couples without children, City of Mitcham: 26.6% Couples with children, City of Mitcham: 34.0%
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, City of Mitcham: -177 Group household, City of Mitcham: +2 Other families, City of Mitcham: -19 One parent families, City of Mitcham: +45 Couples without children, City of Mitcham: -116 Couples with children, City of Mitcham: +328
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 City of Mitcham in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 34.0% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 8.7% were one-parent families, compared with 28.7% and 11.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 23.2% compared to 26.2% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of couples without children was 26.6% compared to 24.8% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Mitcham increased by 292 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Mitcham between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+328 households)
  • Lone person (-177 households)
  • Couples without children (-116 households)

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