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In Smithfield Plains, 20% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 28% in the City of Playford.

Smithfield Plains'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, Smithfield Plains'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
Smithfield Plains20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children17319.628.220720.428.9-35
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children16118.422.616616.422.7-5
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families24227.617.424223.916.60
Other families
131.51.2111.11.0+2
map this data in atlas.idGroup household262.93.0262.62.20
map this data in atlas.idLone person20323.124.228828.324.5-84
Other not classifiable household
606.93.0727.13.7-11
Visitor only households
00.00.440.40.5-4

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 Playford: 24.2% Group household, City of Playford: 3.0% Other families, City of Playford: 1.2% One parent families, City of Playford: 17.4% Couples without children, City of Playford: 22.6% Couples with children, City of Playford: 28.2% Lone person, Smithfield Plains: 23.1% Group household, Smithfield Plains: 2.9% Other families, Smithfield Plains: 1.5% One parent families, Smithfield Plains: 27.6% Couples without children, Smithfield Plains: 18.4% Couples with children, Smithfield Plains: 19.6%
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, Smithfield Plains: -84 Group household, Smithfield Plains: 0 Other families, Smithfield Plains: +2 One parent families, Smithfield Plains: 0 Couples without children, Smithfield Plains: -5 Couples with children, Smithfield Plains: -35
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 Smithfield Plains in 2011 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 19.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 27.6% were one-parent families, compared with 28.2% and 17.4% respectively for the City of Playford.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 23.1% compared to 24.2% in the City of Playford while the proportion of couples without children was 18.4% compared to 22.6% in the City of Playford.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Smithfield Plains decreased by 137 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in family/household types in Smithfield Plains between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Lone person (-84 households)