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In the City of West Torrens, 26% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 29% in Greater Adelaide.

The City of West Torrens'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 West Torrens'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 West Torrens - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children6,21425.528.75,54023.228.5+674
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children5,65523.224.85,76024.225.5-105
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families2,1358.811.12,0878.811.0+48
Other families
3971.61.24521.91.2-55
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,5266.33.81,5186.43.8+8
map this data in atlas.idLone person7,36030.226.27,65832.126.7-298
Other not classifiable household
8003.33.46092.62.5+191
Visitor only households
2501.00.92100.90.8+40

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 Adelaide: 26.2% Group household, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Other families, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% One parent families, Greater Adelaide: 11.1% Couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 24.8% Couples with children, Greater Adelaide: 28.7% Lone person, City of West Torrens: 30.2% Group household, City of West Torrens: 6.3% Other families, City of West Torrens: 1.6% One parent families, City of West Torrens: 8.8% Couples without children, City of West Torrens: 23.2% Couples with children, City of West Torrens: 25.5%
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, City of West Torrens: -298 Group household, City of West Torrens: +8 Other families, City of West Torrens: -55 One parent families, City of West Torrens: +48 Couples without children, City of West Torrens: -105 Couples with children, City of West Torrens: +674
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 City of West Torrens in 2016 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, 25.5% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 8.8% were one-parent families, compared with 28.7% and 11.1% 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 30.2% compared to 26.2% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of couples without children was 23.2% compared to 24.8% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of West Torrens increased by 503 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of West Torrens between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+674 households)
  • Lone person (-298 households)
  • Couples without children (-105 households)
  • Other families (-55 households)

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