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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Household types

In the WSROC Region, 32% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households are made up of couples with children compared with 31% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households in New South Wales - ATSI.

The household and family structure of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is one of the most important demographic indicators. It provides insights into the level of demand for services and facilities targeted at particular household types, and the structure of the local indigenous community. Across Australia, indigenous households are more likely to be larger families and one parent families, but this varies from area to area, so it is important to compare to the populations across geographic benchmarks.

Please note that this is a household topic. Households are counted as indigenous if they contain one or more indigenous usual residents present on Census night.

Indigenous households cannot be visitor only or other non-classifiable households, so those categories are excluded from this topic. For that reason, percentage distributions may not match those in the main household types page of profile.id, which includes these categories.

To continue building the story, indigenous household type should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Age Structure and Number of Bedrooms .

Derived from the Census question:

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

Households

Household types
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households - WSROC Region20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Couples with children3,49732.431.42,78531.732.0+712
Couples without children1,48313.715.41,28814.614.5+195
One parent families3,66834.031.03,03434.532.4+634
Other families2542.42.11521.72.0+102
Group households4934.65.13854.44.9+108
Lone persons1,40613.015.11,15213.114.2+254

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

Household types, 2011
Household types, 2011 Lone persons, New South Wales - ATSI: 15.1% Group households, New South Wales - ATSI: 5.1% Other families, New South Wales - ATSI: 2.1% One parent families, New South Wales - ATSI: 31.0% Couples without children, New South Wales - ATSI: 15.4% Couples with children, New South Wales - ATSI: 31.4% Lone persons, WSROC Region - ATSI: 13.0% Group households, WSROC Region - ATSI: 4.6% Other families, WSROC Region - ATSI: 2.4% One parent families, WSROC Region - ATSI: 34.0% Couples without children, WSROC Region - ATSI: 13.7% Couples with children, WSROC Region - ATSI: 32.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household types, 2006 to 2011
Change in household types, 2006 to 2011 Lone persons, WSROC Region: +254 Group households, WSROC Region: +108 Other families, WSROC Region: +102 One parent families, WSROC Region: +634 Couples without children, WSROC Region: +195 Couples with children, WSROC Region: +712
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander household types in the WSROC Region in 2011 compared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 32.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 34.0% were one-parent families, compared with 31.4% and 31.0% respectively for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI.

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 13.0% compared to 15.1% in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI while the proportion of couples without children was 13.7% compared to 15.4% in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in New South Wales - ATSI.

Emerging groups

The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households in WSROC Region remained stable 0 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the WSROC Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+712 households)
  • One parent families (+634 households)
  • Lone persons (+254 households)
  • Couples without children (+195 households)

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