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District Council of Mount Barker

Household type

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In the District Council of Mount Barker, 33% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 29% in Greater Adelaide.

The District Council of Mount Barker'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 District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children4,21433.428.73,89034.828.5+324
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,48227.624.83,13128.025.5+351
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,30810.411.11,18710.611.0+121
Other families
880.71.2630.61.2+25
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2572.03.82652.43.8-8
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,66721.126.22,36121.126.7+306
Other not classifiable household
4783.83.41871.72.5+291
Visitor only households
1271.00.9950.80.8+32

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, District Council of Mount Barker: 21.1% Group household, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.0% Other families, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.7% One parent families, District Council of Mount Barker: 10.4% Couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: 27.6% Couples with children, District Council of Mount Barker: 33.4%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +306 Group household, District Council of Mount Barker: -8 Other families, District Council of Mount Barker: +25 One parent families, District Council of Mount Barker: +121 Couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: +351 Couples with children, District Council of Mount Barker: +324
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 District Council of Mount Barker 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, 33.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.4% 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 21.1% compared to 26.2% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of couples without children was 27.6% compared to 24.8% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of households in District Council of Mount Barker increased by 1,442 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the District Council of Mount Barker between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples without children (+351 households)
  • Couples with children (+324 households)
  • Lone person (+306 households)
  • One parent families (+121 households)

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