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Shire of Mundaring

Household type

In the Shire of Mundaring, 35% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 32% in Greater Perth.

The Shire of Mundaring'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 Shire of Mundaring'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
Shire of Mundaring - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Couples with children4,57735.431.64,58737.230.7-10
Couples without children3,91030.225.73,60829.325.1+302
One parent families1,29410.09.91,2109.810.1+84
Other families880.71.4910.71.3-3
Group household2221.74.02051.73.6+17
Lone person2,29317.722.42,13717.323.6+156
Other not classifiable household4623.63.93953.24.7+67
Visitor only households960.71.1890.70.9+7

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, Greater Perth: 22.4% Group household, Greater Perth: 4.0% Other families, Greater Perth: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Perth: 9.9% Couples without children, Greater Perth: 25.7% Couples with children, Greater Perth: 31.6% Lone person, Shire of Mundaring: 17.7% Group household, Shire of Mundaring: 1.7% Other families, Shire of Mundaring: 0.7% One parent families, Shire of Mundaring: 10.0% Couples without children, Shire of Mundaring: 30.2% Couples with children, Shire of Mundaring: 35.4%
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, Shire of Mundaring: +156 Group household, Shire of Mundaring: +17 Other families, Shire of Mundaring: -3 One parent families, Shire of Mundaring: +84 Couples without children, Shire of Mundaring: +302 Couples with children, Shire of Mundaring: -10
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 the Shire of Mundaring in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 35.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.0% were one-parent families, compared with 31.6% and 9.9% respectively for Greater Perth.

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 17.7% compared to 22.4% in Greater Perth while the proportion of couples without children was 30.2% compared to 25.7% in Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Shire of Mundaring increased by 620 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the Shire of Mundaring between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples without children (+302 households)
  • Lone person (+156 households)
  • One parent families (+84 households)

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