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Household type

In the City of Onkaparinga, 31% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 28% 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 Onkaparinga20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children19,24830.928.518,82332.728.6+425
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children17,10127.525.515,32226.625.2+1,779
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families7,72012.411.07,23912.611.1+481
Other families
5330.91.24700.81.2+63
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,6012.63.81,3532.33.4+248
map this data in atlas.idLone person14,32723.026.712,74922.126.7+1,578
Other not classifiable household
1,3532.22.51,2832.23.0+70
Visitor only households
3330.50.83450.60.8-12

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 Adelaide: 26.7% Group household, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Other families, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% One parent families, Greater Adelaide: 11.0% Couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 25.5% Couples with children, Greater Adelaide: 28.5% Lone person, City of Onkaparinga: 23.0% Group household, City of Onkaparinga: 2.6% Other families, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% One parent families, City of Onkaparinga: 12.4% Couples without children, City of Onkaparinga: 27.5% Couples with children, City of Onkaparinga: 30.9%
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, City of Onkaparinga: +1,578 Group household, City of Onkaparinga: +248 Other families, City of Onkaparinga: +63 One parent families, City of Onkaparinga: +481 Couples without children, City of Onkaparinga: +1,779 Couples with children, City of Onkaparinga: +425
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 City of Onkaparinga in 2011 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, 30.9% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 12.4% were one-parent families, compared with 28.5% and 11.0% 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 23.0% compared to 26.7% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of couples without children was 27.5% compared to 25.5% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Onkaparinga increased by 4,632 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples without children (+1,779 households)
  • Lone person (+1,578 households)
  • One parent families (+481 households)
  • Couples with children (+425 households)