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RDA Northern Territory

Household type

In the RDA Northern Territory, 29% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 29% 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)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Couples with children20,91028.829.019,06828.428.3+1,842
Couples without children15,10520.822.713,20119.721.7+1,904
One parent families7,1729.99.67,21610.710.8-44
Other families8681.21.08061.21.1+62
Group household3,5244.95.72,8994.35.0+625
Lone person13,28518.318.412,77819.019.7+507
Other not classifiable household5,1397.18.55,6338.48.6-494
Visitor only households6,5959.15.05,5558.34.9+1,040

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 Lone person, Greater Darwin: 18.4% Group household, Greater Darwin: 5.7% Other families, Greater Darwin: 1.0% One parent families, Greater Darwin: 9.6% Couples without children, Greater Darwin: 22.7% Couples with children, Greater Darwin: 29.0% Lone person, RDA Northern Territory: 18.3% Group household, RDA Northern Territory: 4.9% Other families, RDA Northern Territory: 1.2% One parent families, RDA Northern Territory: 9.9% Couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: 20.8% Couples with children, RDA Northern Territory: 28.8%
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 Lone person, RDA Northern Territory: +507 Group household, RDA Northern Territory: +625 Other families, RDA Northern Territory: +62 One parent families, RDA Northern Territory: -44 Couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: +1,904 Couples with children, RDA Northern Territory: +1,842
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 Northern Territory in 2011 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a similar proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 28.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.9% were one-parent families, compared with 29.0% and 9.6% 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 18.3% compared to 18.4% in Greater Darwin while the proportion of couples without children was 20.8% compared to 22.7% in Greater Darwin.

Emerging groups

The number of households in RDA Northern Territory increased by 5,442 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the RDA Northern Territory between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples without children (+1,904 households)
  • Couples with children (+1,842 households)
  • Group household (+625 households)
  • Lone person (+507 households)

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