RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionCommunity profile
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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Household type

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 28% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 27% in Regional QLD.

The RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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, the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Couples without children27,28428.027.525,14428.126.9+2,140
One parent families9,5399.810.48,6659.710.0+874
Other families9371.01.09761.10.9-39
Group household2,8332.93.92,7443.13.7+89
Lone person23,58824.221.920,80323.220.8+2,785
Other not classifiable household3,0223.13.92,4162.74.8+606
Couples with children27,58328.327.427,04130.227.4+541
Visitor only households2,6482.74.11,6951.95.3+953

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 Couples with children, Regional QLD: 27.4% Lone person, Regional QLD: 21.9% Group household, Regional QLD: 3.9% Other families, Regional QLD: 1.0% One parent families, Regional QLD: 10.4% Couples without children, Regional QLD: 27.5% Couples with children, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 28.3% Lone person, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 24.2% Group household, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.9% Other families, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.0% One parent families, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 9.8% Couples without children, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 28.0%
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 Couples with children, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +541 Lone person, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +2,785 Group household, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +89 Other families, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -39 One parent families, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +874 Couples without children, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +2,140
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 the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 28.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.8% were one-parent families, compared with 27.4% and 10.4% respectively for Regional QLD.

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 24.2% compared to 21.9% in Regional QLD while the proportion of couples without children was 28.0% compared to 27.5% in Regional QLD.

Emerging groups

The number of households in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 7,948 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person (+2,785 households)
  • Couples without children (+2,140 households)
  • One parent families (+874 households)
  • Couples with children (+541 households)

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