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In Highgate, 38% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 27% in the City of Unley.

Highgate'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, Highgate'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
Highgate20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children21538.127.121438.426.2+1
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children11520.424.011420.523.2+1
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families5810.37.5468.37.7+12
Other families
30.51.371.31.6-4
map this data in atlas.idGroup household173.15.9183.26.2-1
map this data in atlas.idLone person14525.730.414025.131.5+5
Other not classifiable household
71.22.7122.22.4-5
Visitor only households
30.61.161.11.2-3

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, 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% Lone person, Highgate: 25.7% Group household, Highgate: 3.1% Other families, Highgate: 0.5% One parent families, Highgate: 10.3% Couples without children, Highgate: 20.4% Couples with children, Highgate: 38.1%
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, Highgate: +5 Group household, Highgate: -1 Other families, Highgate: -4 One parent families, Highgate: +12 Couples without children, Highgate: +1 Couples with children, Highgate: +1
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 Highgate in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 38.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.3% were one-parent families, compared with 27.1% and 7.5% respectively for the City of Unley.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 25.7% compared to 30.4% in the City of Unley while the proportion of couples without children was 20.4% compared to 24.0% in the City of Unley.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Highgate increased by 7 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Highgate between 2006 and 2011.