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Household type

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

The City of Onkaparinga'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 Onkaparinga'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 Onkaparinga - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children19,33229.428.719,24830.928.5+84
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children17,46126.524.817,10127.525.5+360
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families8,36512.711.17,72012.411.0+645
Other families
5920.91.25330.91.2+59
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,6362.53.81,6012.63.8+35
map this data in atlas.idLone person15,63723.826.214,32723.026.7+1,310
Other not classifiable household
2,3423.63.41,3532.22.5+989
Visitor only households
4410.70.93330.50.8+108

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 Onkaparinga: 23.8% Group household, City of Onkaparinga: 2.5% Other families, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% One parent families, City of Onkaparinga: 12.7% Couples without children, City of Onkaparinga: 26.5% Couples with children, City of Onkaparinga: 29.4%
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, City of Onkaparinga: +1,310 Group household, City of Onkaparinga: +35 Other families, City of Onkaparinga: +59 One parent families, City of Onkaparinga: +645 Couples without children, City of Onkaparinga: +360 Couples with children, City of Onkaparinga: +84
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 Onkaparinga in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 29.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 12.7% 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 23.8% compared to 26.2% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of couples without children was 26.5% compared to 24.8% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Onkaparinga increased by 3,590 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Lone person (+1,310 households)
  • One parent families (+645 households)
  • Couples without children (+360 households)
  • Couples with children (+84 households)

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