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Limestone Coast region

Household type

In the Limestone Coast region, 27% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 25% 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)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Couples without children7,51929.530.47,03128.829.8+488
One parent families2,4379.69.22,2069.08.9+231
Other families1840.70.71940.80.7-10
Group household6072.42.25642.32.1+43
Lone person6,88527.127.36,15725.225.8+728
Other not classifiable household4031.62.66902.83.2-287
Couples with children6,95927.324.67,29229.826.8-333
Visitor only households4561.83.13131.32.8+143

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 SA: 24.6% Lone person, Regional SA: 27.3% Group household, Regional SA: 2.2% Other families, Regional SA: 0.7% One parent families, Regional SA: 9.2% Couples without children, Regional SA: 30.4% Couples with children, Limestone Coast region: 27.3% Lone person, Limestone Coast region: 27.1% Group household, Limestone Coast region: 2.4% Other families, Limestone Coast region: 0.7% One parent families, Limestone Coast region: 9.6% Couples without children, Limestone Coast region: 29.5%
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, Limestone Coast region: -333 Lone person, Limestone Coast region: +728 Group household, Limestone Coast region: +43 Other families, Limestone Coast region: -10 One parent families, Limestone Coast region: +231 Couples without children, Limestone Coast region: +488
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 Limestone Coast region in 2011 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, 27.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.6% were one-parent families, compared with 24.6% and 9.2% 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 27.1% compared to 27.3% in Regional SA while the proportion of couples without children was 29.5% compared to 30.4% in Regional SA.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Limestone Coast region increased by 1,003 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the Limestone Coast region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person (+728 households)
  • Couples without children (+488 households)
  • Couples with children (-333 households)
  • One parent families (+231 households)

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