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Household type

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In the RDA Northern Territory, 28% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 30% in Greater Darwin.

The RDA Northern Territory'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 Northern Territory'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 Northern Territory - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
Couples with children22,33828.230.020,91028.829.0+1,428
Couples without children16,80021.223.515,10520.822.7+1,695
One parent families7,2509.18.87,1729.99.6+78
Other families1,0131.31.08681.21.0+145
Group household3,4384.35.23,5244.95.7-86
Lone person14,22918.018.013,28518.318.4+944
Other not classifiable household7,0108.88.45,1397.18.5+1,871
Visitor only households7,1759.15.16,5959.15.0+580

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, Greater Darwin: 18.0% Group household, Greater Darwin: 5.2% Other families, Greater Darwin: 1.0% One parent families, Greater Darwin: 8.8% Couples without children, Greater Darwin: 23.5% Couples with children, Greater Darwin: 30.0% Lone person, RDA Northern Territory: 18.0% Group household, RDA Northern Territory: 4.3% Other families, RDA Northern Territory: 1.3% One parent families, RDA Northern Territory: 9.1% Couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: 21.2% Couples with children, RDA Northern Territory: 28.2%
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 Northern Territory: +944 Group household, RDA Northern Territory: -86 Other families, RDA Northern Territory: +145 One parent families, RDA Northern Territory: +78 Couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: +1,695 Couples with children, RDA Northern Territory: +1,428
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 Northern Territory in 2016 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 28.2% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.1% were one-parent families, compared with 30.0% and 8.8% respectively for Greater Darwin.

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 18.0% compared to 18.0% in Greater Darwin while the proportion of couples without children was 21.2% compared to 23.5% in Greater Darwin.

Emerging groups

The number of households in RDA Northern Territory increased by 6,655 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the RDA Northern Territory between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples without children (+1,695 households)
  • Couples with children (+1,428 households)
  • Lone person (+944 households)
  • Other families (+145 households)

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