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WSROC Region

Household type

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In the WSROC Region, 41% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 35% in Greater Sydney.

The WSROC Region'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 WSROC Region'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
WSROC Region - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Couples with children202,98340.935.3184,97340.434.8+18,010
Couples without children97,29319.622.492,01720.122.6+5,276
One parent families64,72713.110.462,16613.610.8+2,560
Other families7,1091.41.36,3621.41.4+746
Group household14,4902.94.511,8372.64.1+2,652
Lone person84,41317.020.481,68917.921.5+2,724
Other not classifiable household22,0294.44.715,5353.44.1+6,494
Visitor only households2,7470.60.92,7370.60.9+10

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 Sydney: 20.4% Group household, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Other families, Greater Sydney: 1.3% One parent families, Greater Sydney: 10.4% Couples without children, Greater Sydney: 22.4% Couples with children, Greater Sydney: 35.3% Lone person, WSROC Region: 17.0% Group household, WSROC Region: 2.9% Other families, WSROC Region: 1.4% One parent families, WSROC Region: 13.1% Couples without children, WSROC Region: 19.6% Couples with children, WSROC Region: 40.9%
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, WSROC Region: +2,724 Group household, WSROC Region: +2,652 Other families, WSROC Region: +746 One parent families, WSROC Region: +2,560 Couples without children, WSROC Region: +5,276 Couples with children, WSROC Region: +18,010
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 WSROC Region in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 40.9% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.1% were one-parent families, compared with 35.3% and 10.4% respectively for Greater Sydney.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 17.0% compared to 20.4% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 19.6% compared to 22.4% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in WSROC Region increased by 38,472 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the WSROC Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+18,010 households)
  • Couples without children (+5,276 households)
  • Lone person (+2,724 households)
  • Group household (+2,652 households)

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