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Warringah Council area

Household type

In Warringah Council area, 37% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 35% in Greater Sydney.

Warringah Council area'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, Warringah Council area'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
Warringah Council area - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children19,23636.734.817,52434.634.1+1,712
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children12,88124.622.612,83425.422.0+47
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families4,6038.810.84,4098.710.6+194
Other families
5291.01.45551.11.4-26
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,8203.54.11,8703.73.9-50
map this data in atlas.idLone person11,57122.121.511,24722.221.6+324
Other not classifiable household
1,4052.74.11,8733.75.6-468
Visitor only households
3930.70.92810.60.8+112

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 Sydney: 21.5% Group household, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Other families, Greater Sydney: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Sydney: 10.8% Couples without children, Greater Sydney: 22.6% Couples with children, Greater Sydney: 34.8% Lone person, Warringah Council area: 22.1% Group household, Warringah Council area: 3.5% Other families, Warringah Council area: 1.0% One parent families, Warringah Council area: 8.8% Couples without children, Warringah Council area: 24.6% Couples with children, Warringah Council area: 36.7%
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, Warringah Council area: +324 Group household, Warringah Council area: -50 Other families, Warringah Council area: -26 One parent families, Warringah Council area: +194 Couples without children, Warringah Council area: +47 Couples with children, Warringah Council area: +1,712
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 Warringah Council area in 2011 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, 36.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 8.8% were one-parent families, compared with 34.8% and 10.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 22.1% compared to 21.5% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 24.6% compared to 22.6% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Warringah Council area increased by 1,845 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Warringah Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+1,712 households)
  • Lone person (+324 households)
  • One parent families (+194 households)
  • Group household (-50 households)

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