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Wollondilly Shire

Need for assistance - Household type

In Wollondilly Shire, 39.5% of people reporting a need for assistance were in couples with children households.

Wollondilly Shire'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.

For persons with a disability or need for assistance with core activities, the household type topic can reveal the extent to which they live alone (and therefore may require outside assistance) or have other family members available to assist. It is also likely to be correlated with age.

Please note that people with a disability living in an institutional form of accommodation (e.g. Hostel for the aged or disabled) are not considered to be part of a household but are included as "Not applicable" in this topic.

To continue building the story, Wollondilly Shire's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Age Structure and Dwelling Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People with a need for assistance, counted in private dwellings

Household type
Wollondilly Shire - Need for assistance20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Couple with children57939.534.540936.932.7+170
Couple without children43629.824.334431.025.7+92
One parent family22215.219.217115.417.5+51
Other family211.41.5141.31.6+7
Group household473.23.1222.03.4+25
Lone person household15910.917.414813.419.1+11
Other non-classifiable household00.00.000.00.10

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Wollondilly Shire - Need for assistance20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Private dwellings1,46490.982.81,10892.379.9+356
Non-private dwellings1469.117.2937.720.1+53

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, Greater Sydney: 0.0% Lone person household, Greater Sydney: 17.4% Group household, Greater Sydney: 3.1% Other family, Greater Sydney: 1.5% One parent family, Greater Sydney: 19.2% Couple without children, Greater Sydney: 24.3% Couple with children, Greater Sydney: 34.5% Other non-classifiable household, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Lone person household, Wollondilly Shire: 10.9% Group household, Wollondilly Shire: 3.2% Other family, Wollondilly Shire: 1.4% One parent family, Wollondilly Shire: 15.2% Couple without children, Wollondilly Shire: 29.8% Couple with children, Wollondilly Shire: 39.5%
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: 0 Lone person household, Wollondilly Shire: +11 Group household, Wollondilly Shire: +25 Other family, Wollondilly Shire: +7 One parent family, Wollondilly Shire: +51 Couple without children, Wollondilly Shire: +92 Couple with children, Wollondilly Shire: +170
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 people reporting a need for assistance in Wollondilly Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people needing assistance in couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 39.5% of people reporting a need for assistance were in couple families with child(ren), and 15.2% were in one-parent families, compared with 34.5% and 19.2% respectively for Greater Sydney.

There was a lower proportion of people reporting a need for assistance in lone person households and a higher proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of people with a need for assistance in lone person households was 10.9% compared to 17.4% in Greater Sydney while the proportion in couples without children was 29.8% compared to 24.3% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number people in private dwellings reporting a need for assistance in Wollondilly Shire increased by 356 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the family/household types of people reporting a need for assistance in Wollondilly Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+170 persons)
  • Couple without children (+92 persons)
  • One parent family (+51 persons)

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