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The Hills Shire

Household type

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In The Hills Shire, 53% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 35% in Greater Sydney.

The Hills 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, The Hills 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
The Hills Shire - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children26,05553.135.323,50652.134.8+2,549
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children11,19622.822.410,77523.922.6+420
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families4,0458.210.43,8418.510.8+204
Other families
3800.81.33370.71.4+43
map this data in atlas.idGroup household7311.54.56931.54.1+38
map this data in atlas.idLone person5,42211.120.45,10911.321.5+313
Other not classifiable household
9922.04.77181.64.1+273
Visitor only households
2220.50.91740.40.9+48

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 Sydney: 20.4% Group household, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Other families, Greater Sydney: 1.3% One parent families, Greater Sydney: 10.4% Couples without children, Greater Sydney: 22.4% Couples with children, Greater Sydney: 35.3% Lone person, The Hills Shire: 11.1% Group household, The Hills Shire: 1.5% Other families, The Hills Shire: 0.8% One parent families, The Hills Shire: 8.2% Couples without children, The Hills Shire: 22.8% Couples with children, The Hills Shire: 53.1%
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, The Hills Shire: +313 Group household, The Hills Shire: +38 Other families, The Hills Shire: +43 One parent families, The Hills Shire: +204 Couples without children, The Hills Shire: +420 Couples with children, The Hills Shire: +2,549
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 Hills Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 53.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 8.2% were one-parent families, compared with 35.3% and 10.4% respectively for Greater Sydney.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a similar proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 11.1% compared to 20.4% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 22.8% compared to 22.4% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in The Hills Shire increased by 3,888 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in The Hills Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+2,549 households)
  • Couples without children (+420 households)
  • Lone person (+313 households)
  • One parent families (+204 households)

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