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Parkes Shire

Household type

In Parkes Shire, 26% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 27% in Regional NSW.

Parkes Shire'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, Parkes Shire'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
Parkes Shire - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Couples with children1,52426.326.71,62629.128.2-102
Couples without children1,49525.827.71,49726.827.4-2
One parent families66911.611.361711.011.3+52
Other families450.80.9380.70.9+7
Group household1061.83.01011.82.9+5
Lone person1,56427.025.61,50827.024.6+56
Other not classifiable household2664.62.81192.12.9+147
Visitor only households1202.12.0821.51.8+38

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, Regional NSW: 25.6% Group household, Regional NSW: 3.0% Other families, Regional NSW: 0.9% One parent families, Regional NSW: 11.3% Couples without children, Regional NSW: 27.7% Couples with children, Regional NSW: 26.7% Lone person, Parkes Shire: 27.0% Group household, Parkes Shire: 1.8% Other families, Parkes Shire: 0.8% One parent families, Parkes Shire: 11.6% Couples without children, Parkes Shire: 25.8% Couples with children, Parkes Shire: 26.3%
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, Parkes Shire: +56 Group household, Parkes Shire: +5 Other families, Parkes Shire: +7 One parent families, Parkes Shire: +52 Couples without children, Parkes Shire: -2 Couples with children, Parkes Shire: -102
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 Parkes Shire in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a similar proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 26.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 11.6% were one-parent families, compared with 26.7% and 11.3% respectively for Regional NSW.

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 27.0% compared to 25.6% in Regional NSW while the proportion of couples without children was 25.8% compared to 27.7% in Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Parkes Shire increased by 201 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Parkes Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (-102 households)
  • Lone person (+56 households)
  • One parent families (+52 households)

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