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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Household type

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In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 42% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 32% in Greater Perth.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children3,71842.032.32,47442.331.6+1,244
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,51028.325.41,75730.125.7+753
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families8309.49.85449.39.9+286
Other families
760.91.3460.81.4+30
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1651.93.81081.84.0+57
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,09912.421.772012.322.4+379
Other not classifiable household
3874.44.81522.63.9+235
Visitor only households
690.81.0420.71.1+27

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 Perth: 21.7% Group household, Greater Perth: 3.8% Other families, Greater Perth: 1.3% One parent families, Greater Perth: 9.8% Couples without children, Greater Perth: 25.4% Couples with children, Greater Perth: 32.3% Lone person, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 12.4% Group household, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.9% Other families, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.9% One parent families, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 9.4% Couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 28.3% Couples with children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 42.0%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +379 Group household, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +57 Other families, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +30 One parent families, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +286 Couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +753 Couples with children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1,244
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 42.0% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.4% were one-parent families, compared with 32.3% and 9.8% respectively for Greater Perth.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 12.4% compared to 21.7% in Greater Perth while the proportion of couples without children was 28.3% compared to 25.4% in Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by 3,011 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+1,244 households)
  • Couples without children (+753 households)
  • Lone person (+379 households)
  • One parent families (+286 households)

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