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Limestone Coast region

Household type

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In the Limestone Coast region, 26% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 23% in Regional SA.

The Limestone Coast 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 Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Couples with children6,69425.622.86,95927.324.6-265
Couples without children7,54328.829.67,51929.530.4+24
One parent families2,3429.09.02,4379.69.2-95
Other families1800.70.71840.70.7-4
Group household6052.32.26072.42.2-2
Lone person7,26627.827.96,88527.127.3+381
Other not classifiable household1,0464.04.44031.62.6+643
Visitor only households4801.83.44561.83.1+24

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 SA: 27.9% Group household, Regional SA: 2.2% Other families, Regional SA: 0.7% One parent families, Regional SA: 9.0% Couples without children, Regional SA: 29.6% Couples with children, Regional SA: 22.8% Lone person, Limestone Coast region: 27.8% Group household, Limestone Coast region: 2.3% Other families, Limestone Coast region: 0.7% One parent families, Limestone Coast region: 9.0% Couples without children, Limestone Coast region: 28.8% Couples with children, Limestone Coast region: 25.6%
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, Limestone Coast region: +381 Group household, Limestone Coast region: -2 Other families, Limestone Coast region: -4 One parent families, Limestone Coast region: -95 Couples without children, Limestone Coast region: +24 Couples with children, Limestone Coast region: -265
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 Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to Regional SA shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 25.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.0% were one-parent families, compared with 22.8% and 9.0% respectively for Regional SA.

There were a similar proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 27.8% compared to 27.9% in Regional SA while the proportion of couples without children was 28.8% compared to 29.6% in Regional SA.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Limestone Coast region increased by 706 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Lone person (+381 households)
  • Couples with children (-265 households)
  • One parent families (-95 households)

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