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City of West Torrens

Household type

In the City of West Torrens, 23% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 28% 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)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children5,54023.228.54,99021.428.6+550
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children5,76024.225.55,57724.025.2+183
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families2,0878.811.02,1469.211.1-59
Other families
4521.91.24311.91.2+21
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,5186.43.81,3705.93.4+148
map this data in atlas.idLone person7,65832.126.77,86433.826.7-206
Other not classifiable household
6092.62.57023.03.0-93
Visitor only households
2100.90.81920.80.8+18

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 West Torrens: 32.1% Group household, City of West Torrens: 6.4% Other families, City of West Torrens: 1.9% One parent families, City of West Torrens: 8.8% Couples without children, City of West Torrens: 24.2% Couples with children, City of West Torrens: 23.2%
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 West Torrens: -206 Group household, City of West Torrens: +148 Other families, City of West Torrens: +21 One parent families, City of West Torrens: -59 Couples without children, City of West Torrens: +183 Couples with children, City of West Torrens: +550
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 West Torrens 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, 23.2% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 8.8% 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 32.1% compared to 26.7% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of couples without children was 24.2% compared to 25.5% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of West Torrens increased by 562 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples with children (+550 households)
  • Lone person (-206 households)
  • Couples without children (+183 households)
  • Group household (+148 households)

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