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In the City of Unley, 27% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 28% in Greater Adelaide.

The City of Unley'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 City of Unley'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
City of Unley20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children4,12427.128.53,93226.228.6+192
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,65224.025.53,48823.225.2+164
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,1427.511.01,1567.711.1-14
Other families
2001.31.22331.61.2-33
map this data in atlas.idGroup household8935.93.89286.23.4-35
map this data in atlas.idLone person4,62530.426.74,73131.526.7-106
Other not classifiable household
4142.72.53662.43.0+48
Visitor only households
1671.10.81741.20.8-7

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, Greater Adelaide: 26.7% Group household, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Other families, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% One parent families, Greater Adelaide: 11.0% Couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 25.5% Couples with children, Greater Adelaide: 28.5% Lone person, City of Unley: 30.4% Group household, City of Unley: 5.9% Other families, City of Unley: 1.3% One parent families, City of Unley: 7.5% Couples without children, City of Unley: 24.0% Couples with children, City of Unley: 27.1%
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, City of Unley: -106 Group household, City of Unley: -35 Other families, City of Unley: -33 One parent families, City of Unley: -14 Couples without children, City of Unley: +164 Couples with children, City of Unley: +192
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 the City of Unley in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 27.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 7.5% were one-parent families, compared with 28.5% and 11.0% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 30.4% compared to 26.7% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of couples without children was 24.0% compared to 25.5% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Unley increased by 209 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Unley between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+192 households)
  • Couples without children (+164 households)
  • Lone person (-106 households)