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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Household type

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In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 26% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 26% 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)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Couples with children27,27226.326.127,58328.327.4-311
Couples without children28,44827.426.827,28428.027.5+1,164
One parent families10,1929.810.59,5399.810.4+653
Other families9250.90.99371.01.0-12
Group household2,9892.93.82,8332.93.9+156
Lone person25,53324.622.523,58824.221.9+1,945
Other not classifiable household5,8395.65.73,0223.13.9+2,817
Visitor only households2,4912.43.82,6482.74.1-157

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, Regional QLD: 22.5% Group household, Regional QLD: 3.8% Other families, Regional QLD: 0.9% One parent families, Regional QLD: 10.5% Couples without children, Regional QLD: 26.8% Couples with children, Regional QLD: 26.1% Lone person, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 24.6% Group household, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.9% Other families, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.9% One parent families, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 9.8% Couples without children, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 27.4% Couples with children, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 26.3%
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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,945 Group household, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +156 Other families, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -12 One parent families, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +653 Couples without children, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,164 Couples with children, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -311
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 the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a similar proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 26.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.8% were one-parent families, compared with 26.1% and 10.5% 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 24.6% compared to 22.5% in Regional QLD while the proportion of couples without children was 27.4% compared to 26.8% in Regional QLD.

Emerging groups

The number of households in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 6,255 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Lone person (+1,945 households)
  • Couples without children (+1,164 households)
  • One parent families (+653 households)
  • Couples with children (-311 households)

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