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Life-stages - Household type

In Rockhampton, 76.8% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couples with children households.

Rockhampton's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators.

People form different types of households at different stages in life, so this varies enormously by age group in all areas. This topic is useful, however, in comparing the types of households formed by each age group relative to the benchmark. For instance, in some areas, children may mostly live in couple families, while in others they are mainly in one-parent families. Are elderly parents still living with their extended family or do they have empty nester households?

To continue building the story, Rockhampton's Household Types should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Household type
Rockhampton - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%QueenslandNumber%Queensland2006 to 2011
Couple with children5,57776.879.54,70475.279.0+873
Couple without children200.31.0390.60.9-19
One parent family1,36718.815.31,26420.215.2+103
Other Family00.00.100.00.10
Group household00.00.100.00.10
Lone person household90.10.4110.20.5-2
Other non-classifiable household2904.03.72393.84.2+51

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 Other non-classifiable household, Queensland: 3.7% Lone person household, Queensland: 0.4% Group household, Queensland: 0.1% Other Family, Queensland: 0.1% One parent family, Queensland: 15.3% Couple without children, Queensland: 1.0% Couple with children, Queensland: 79.5% Other non-classifiable household, Rockhampton: 4.0% Lone person household, Rockhampton: 0.1% Group household, Rockhampton: 0.0% Other Family, Rockhampton: 0.0% One parent family, Rockhampton: 18.8% Couple without children, Rockhampton: 0.3% Couple with children, Rockhampton: 76.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Other non-classifiable household, Rockhampton: +51 Lone person household, Rockhampton: -2 Group household, Rockhampton: 0 Other Family, Rockhampton: 0 One parent family, Rockhampton: +103 Couple without children, Rockhampton: -19 Couple with children, Rockhampton: +873
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types of children aged 0 to 4 years in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Queensland, shows that there was a lower proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 76.8% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couple families with child(ren), and 18.8% were in one-parent families, compared with 79.5% and 15.3% respectively for Queensland.

There was a similar proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households and a lower proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households was 0.1% compared to 0.4% in Queensland while the proportion of couples without children was 0.3% compared to 1.0% in Queensland.

Emerging groups

The number of children aged 0 to 4 years in households in Rockhampton increased by 1,006 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types for people aged 0 to 4 years in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+873 persons)
  • One parent family (+103 persons)

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