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Need for assistance - Household type

In Rockhampton, 27.8% of people reporting a need for assistance were in couples with children households.

Rockhampton'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.

For persons with a disability or need for assistance with core activities, the household type topic can reveal the extent to which they live alone (and therefore may require outside assistance) or have other family members available to assist. It is also likely to be correlated with age.

Please note that people with a disability living in an institutional form of accommodation (e.g. Hostel for the aged or disabled) are not considered to be part of a household but are included as "Not applicable" in this topic.

To continue building the story, Rockhampton's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Age Structure and Dwelling Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People with a need for assistance, counted in private dwellings

Household type
Rockhampton - Need for assistance20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Couple with children1,22127.831.295527.330.1+266
Couple without children1,31429.927.91,12832.228.6+186
One parent family83219.018.660117.217.4+231
Other family431.00.6491.41.5-6
Group household1443.33.81283.74.1+16
Lone person household83419.017.864218.318.3+192
Other non-classifiable household00.00.000.00.10

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Rockhampton - Need for assistance20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Private dwellings4,38886.383.63,50383.683.1+885
Non-private dwellings69713.716.468616.416.9+11

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, Brisbane SD: 0.0% Lone person household, Brisbane SD: 17.8% Group household, Brisbane SD: 3.8% Other family, Brisbane SD: 0.6% One parent family, Brisbane SD: 18.6% Couple without children, Brisbane SD: 27.9% Couple with children, Brisbane SD: 31.2% Other non-classifiable household, Rockhampton: 0.0% Lone person household, Rockhampton: 19.0% Group household, Rockhampton: 3.3% Other family, Rockhampton: 1.0% One parent family, Rockhampton: 19.0% Couple without children, Rockhampton: 29.9% Couple with children, Rockhampton: 27.8%
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: 0 Lone person household, Rockhampton: +192 Group household, Rockhampton: +16 Other family, Rockhampton: -6 One parent family, Rockhampton: +231 Couple without children, Rockhampton: +186 Couple with children, Rockhampton: +266
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 people reporting a need for assistance in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a lower proportion of people needing assistance in couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 27.8% of people reporting a need for assistance were in couple families with child(ren), and 19.0% were in one-parent families, compared with 31.2% and 18.6% respectively for Brisbane SD.

There was a higher proportion of people reporting a need for assistance in lone person households and a higher proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of people with a need for assistance in lone person households was 19.0% compared to 17.8% in Brisbane SD while the proportion in couples without children was 29.9% compared to 27.9% in Brisbane SD.

Emerging groups

The number people in private dwellings reporting a need for assistance in Rockhampton increased by 885 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the family/household types of people reporting a need for assistance in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+266 persons)
  • One parent family (+231 persons)
  • Lone person household (+192 persons)
  • Couple without children (+186 persons)

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