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McLaren Vale

Household type

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In McLaren Vale, 25% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 29% in the City of Onkaparinga.

McLaren Vale'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, McLaren Vale'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
McLaren Vale - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children40325.529.441228.130.9-9
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children54434.426.547232.127.5+73
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1278.112.71439.812.4-16
Other families
00.00.960.50.9-7
map this data in atlas.idGroup household261.62.5362.52.6-11
map this data in atlas.idLone person39925.323.836024.523.0+39
Other not classifiable household
654.13.6181.32.2+47
Visitor only households
151.00.7181.30.5-3

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, 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% Lone person, McLaren Vale: 25.3% Group household, McLaren Vale: 1.6% Other families, McLaren Vale: 0.0% One parent families, McLaren Vale: 8.1% Couples without children, McLaren Vale: 34.4% Couples with children, McLaren Vale: 25.5%
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, McLaren Vale: +39 Group household, McLaren Vale: -11 Other families, McLaren Vale: -7 One parent families, McLaren Vale: -16 Couples without children, McLaren Vale: +73 Couples with children, McLaren Vale: -9
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 McLaren Vale in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 25.5% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 8.1% were one-parent families, compared with 29.4% and 12.7% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 25.3% compared to 23.8% in the City of Onkaparinga while the proportion of couples without children was 34.4% compared to 26.5% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Emerging groups

The number of households in McLaren Vale increased by 113 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in family/household types in McLaren Vale between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Couples without children (+73 households)

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