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In Happy Valley, 36% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 31% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Happy Valley'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, Happy Valley'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
Happy Valley20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,54135.830.91,60937.732.7-68
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,28629.927.51,24029.126.6+46
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families3989.312.44229.912.6-24
Other families
400.90.9320.80.8+8
map this data in atlas.idGroup household791.82.6811.92.3-2
map this data in atlas.idLone person90721.123.075417.722.1+153
Other not classifiable household
380.92.21002.32.2-62
Visitor only households
110.30.5300.70.6-19

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, 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% Lone person, Happy Valley: 21.1% Group household, Happy Valley: 1.8% Other families, Happy Valley: 0.9% One parent families, Happy Valley: 9.3% Couples without children, Happy Valley: 29.9% Couples with children, Happy Valley: 35.8%
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, Happy Valley: +153 Group household, Happy Valley: -2 Other families, Happy Valley: +8 One parent families, Happy Valley: -24 Couples without children, Happy Valley: +46 Couples with children, Happy Valley: -68
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 Happy Valley in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 35.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.3% were one-parent families, compared with 30.9% and 12.4% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

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 23.0% in the City of Onkaparinga while the proportion of couples without children was 29.9% compared to 27.5% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Happy Valley increased by 33 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Happy Valley between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person (+153 households)
  • Couples with children (-68 households)