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In Morphett Vale, 25% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 31% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Morphett 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, Morphett 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
Morphett Vale20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,35624.930.92,57727.632.7-221
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,53726.827.52,30524.726.6+232
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,31813.912.41,34714.412.6-29
Other families
961.00.9860.90.8+10
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2823.02.62702.92.3+12
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,59927.423.02,45426.322.1+145
Other not classifiable household
2412.52.22512.72.2-10
Visitor only households
400.40.5410.40.6-1

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, Morphett Vale: 27.4% Group household, Morphett Vale: 3.0% Other families, Morphett Vale: 1.0% One parent families, Morphett Vale: 13.9% Couples without children, Morphett Vale: 26.8% Couples with children, Morphett Vale: 24.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Morphett Vale: +145 Group household, Morphett Vale: +12 Other families, Morphett Vale: +10 One parent families, Morphett Vale: -29 Couples without children, Morphett Vale: +232 Couples with children, Morphett Vale: -221
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 Morphett Vale in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 24.9% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.9% were one-parent families, compared with 30.9% and 12.4% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 27.4% compared to 23.0% in the City of Onkaparinga while the proportion of couples without children was 26.8% compared to 27.5% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Morphett Vale increased by 138 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Morphett Vale between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples without children (+232 households)
  • Couples with children (-221 households)
  • Lone person (+145 households)