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Wollondilly Shire

Life-stages - Household type

In Wollondilly Shire, 85.1% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couples with children households.

Wollondilly Shire's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators.

People form different types of households at different stages in life, so this varies enormously by age group in all areas. This topic is useful, however, in comparing the types of households formed by each age group relative to the benchmark. For instance, in some areas, children may mostly live in couple families, while in others they are mainly in one-parent families. Are elderly parents still living with their extended family or do they have empty nester households?

To continue building the story, Wollondilly Shire's Household Types should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Household type
Wollondilly Shire - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
Couple with children2,65285.181.42,59487.480.4+58
Couple without children00.00.900.00.80
One parent family38012.213.630110.114.1+79
Other Family00.00.100.00.10
Group household00.00.000.00.00
Lone person household00.00.500.00.50
Other non-classifiable household852.73.5742.54.2+11

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 Other non-classifiable household, New South Wales: 3.5% Lone person household, New South Wales: 0.5% Group household, New South Wales: 0.0% Other Family, New South Wales: 0.1% One parent family, New South Wales: 13.6% Couple without children, New South Wales: 0.9% Couple with children, New South Wales: 81.4% Other non-classifiable household, Wollondilly Shire: 2.7% Lone person household, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Group household, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Other Family, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% One parent family, Wollondilly Shire: 12.2% Couple without children, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Couple with children, Wollondilly Shire: 85.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Other non-classifiable household, Wollondilly Shire: +11 Lone person household, Wollondilly Shire: 0 Group household, Wollondilly Shire: 0 Other Family, Wollondilly Shire: 0 One parent family, Wollondilly Shire: +79 Couple without children, Wollondilly Shire: 0 Couple with children, Wollondilly Shire: +58
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types of children aged 0 to 4 years in Wollondilly Shire in 2011 compared to New South Wales, shows that there was a higher proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 85.1% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couple families with child(ren), and 12.2% were in one-parent families, compared with 81.4% and 13.6% respectively for New South Wales.

There was a similar proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households and a lower proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households was 0.0% compared to 0.5% in New South Wales while the proportion of couples without children was 0.0% compared to 0.9% in New South Wales.

Emerging groups

The number of children aged 0 to 4 years in households in Wollondilly Shire increased by 148 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types for people aged 0 to 4 years in Wollondilly Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • One parent family (+79 persons)
  • Couple with children (+58 persons)

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