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Shire of Murray

Household type

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In Shire of Murray, 26% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 32% in Greater Perth.

Shire of Murray'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, Shire of Murray'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 Murray - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Couples with children1,73226.432.31,51827.731.6+214
Couples without children2,08831.825.41,84033.525.7+248
One parent families66110.19.84908.99.9+171
Other families360.51.3350.61.4+1
Group household1282.03.81041.94.0+24
Lone person1,36320.821.71,19121.722.4+172
Other not classifiable household4486.84.81993.63.9+249
Visitor only households1031.61.01102.01.1-7

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 Perth: 21.7% Group household, Greater Perth: 3.8% Other families, Greater Perth: 1.3% One parent families, Greater Perth: 9.8% Couples without children, Greater Perth: 25.4% Couples with children, Greater Perth: 32.3% Lone person, Shire of Murray: 20.8% Group household, Shire of Murray: 2.0% Other families, Shire of Murray: 0.5% One parent families, Shire of Murray: 10.1% Couples without children, Shire of Murray: 31.8% Couples with children, Shire of Murray: 26.4%
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, Shire of Murray: +172 Group household, Shire of Murray: +24 Other families, Shire of Murray: +1 One parent families, Shire of Murray: +171 Couples without children, Shire of Murray: +248 Couples with children, Shire of Murray: +214
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 Shire of Murray in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 26.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.1% were one-parent families, compared with 32.3% and 9.8% 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 20.8% compared to 21.7% in Greater Perth while the proportion of couples without children was 31.8% compared to 25.4% in Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Shire of Murray increased by 1,072 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in Shire of Murray between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples without children (+248 households)
  • Couples with children (+214 households)
  • Lone person (+172 households)
  • One parent families (+171 households)

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