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South Gippsland Shire

Household type

In South Gippsland Shire, 26% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 27% in Regional VIC.

South Gippsland Shire'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, South Gippsland Shire'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
South Gippsland Shire - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,88426.526.92,87328.528.7+11
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,52932.427.83,21031.827.6+319
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families9408.610.58458.410.4+95
Other families
500.50.8530.50.9-3
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2322.12.91881.92.8+44
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,81725.926.82,52325.025.7+294
Other not classifiable household
2612.42.62812.82.5-20
Visitor only households
1711.61.61191.21.4+52

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, Regional VIC: 26.8% Group household, Regional VIC: 2.9% Other families, Regional VIC: 0.8% One parent families, Regional VIC: 10.5% Couples without children, Regional VIC: 27.8% Couples with children, Regional VIC: 26.9% Lone person, South Gippsland Shire: 25.9% Group household, South Gippsland Shire: 2.1% Other families, South Gippsland Shire: 0.5% One parent families, South Gippsland Shire: 8.6% Couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: 32.4% Couples with children, South Gippsland Shire: 26.5%
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, South Gippsland Shire: +294 Group household, South Gippsland Shire: +44 Other families, South Gippsland Shire: -3 One parent families, South Gippsland Shire: +95 Couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: +319 Couples with children, South Gippsland Shire: +11
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 South Gippsland Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a similar proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 26.5% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 8.6% were one-parent families, compared with 26.9% and 10.5% respectively for Regional VIC.

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 25.9% compared to 26.8% in Regional VIC while the proportion of couples without children was 32.4% compared to 27.8% in Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

The number of households in South Gippsland Shire increased by 792 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in South Gippsland Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples without children (+319 households)
  • Lone person (+294 households)
  • One parent families (+95 households)

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