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In Bedford Park, 26% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 33% in the City of Mitcham.

Bedford Park'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, Bedford Park'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
Bedford Park20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children14126.233.113321.332.3+8
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children14727.327.413321.327.0+14
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families305.68.6436.98.8-13
Other families
71.31.1111.81.1-4
map this data in atlas.idGroup household6011.13.38713.93.3-27
map this data in atlas.idLone person12823.724.218028.824.9-52
Other not classifiable household
193.51.5111.82.0+8
Visitor only households
71.30.8264.20.7-19

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household type, 2011
Household type, 2011 Lone person, City of Mitcham: 24.2% Group household, City of Mitcham: 3.3% Other families, City of Mitcham: 1.1% One parent families, City of Mitcham: 8.6% Couples without children, City of Mitcham: 27.4% Couples with children, City of Mitcham: 33.1% Lone person, Bedford Park: 23.7% Group household, Bedford Park: 11.1% Other families, Bedford Park: 1.3% One parent families, Bedford Park: 5.6% Couples without children, Bedford Park: 27.3% Couples with children, Bedford Park: 26.2%
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, Bedford Park: -52 Group household, Bedford Park: -27 Other families, Bedford Park: -4 One parent families, Bedford Park: -13 Couples without children, Bedford Park: +14 Couples with children, Bedford Park: +8
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 Bedford Park in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 26.2% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 5.6% were one-parent families, compared with 33.1% and 8.6% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

There were a similar proportion of lone person households and a similar proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 23.7% compared to 24.2% in the City of Mitcham while the proportion of couples without children was 27.3% compared to 27.4% in the City of Mitcham.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Bedford Park decreased by 85 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in family/household types in Bedford Park between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Lone person (-52 households)