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In the WSROC Region, 40% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, 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)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Couples with children227,43740.234.8212,30639.834.1+15,131
Couples without children112,58319.922.6105,59819.822.0+6,985
One parent families76,75113.610.870,88913.310.6+5,863
Other families8,0011.41.47,2231.41.4+778
Group household14,5462.64.113,6312.63.9+915
Lone person102,88718.221.598,79118.521.6+4,096
Other not classifiable household19,9133.54.122,1614.25.6-2,249
Visitor only households3,3430.60.92,9400.60.8+403

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 Sydney: 21.5% Group household, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Other families, Greater Sydney: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Sydney: 10.8% Couples without children, Greater Sydney: 22.6% Couples with children, Greater Sydney: 34.8% Lone person, WSROC Region: 18.2% Group household, WSROC Region: 2.6% Other families, WSROC Region: 1.4% One parent families, WSROC Region: 13.6% Couples without children, WSROC Region: 19.9% Couples with children, WSROC Region: 40.2%
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, WSROC Region: +4,096 Group household, WSROC Region: +915 Other families, WSROC Region: +778 One parent families, WSROC Region: +5,863 Couples without children, WSROC Region: +6,985 Couples with children, WSROC Region: +15,131
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 WSROC Region in 2011 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, 40.2% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.6% were one-parent families, compared with 34.8% and 10.8% 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 18.2% compared to 21.5% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of couples without children was 19.9% compared to 22.6% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of households in WSROC Region increased by 31,922 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the WSROC Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+15,131 households)
  • Couples without children (+6,985 households)
  • One parent families (+5,863 households)
  • Lone person (+4,096 households)

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