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Birthplace - Bangladesh
Household type

In New South Wales, 60.5% of people born in Bangladesh lived in households made up of couples with children in 2011, compared to 49.8% of the total population.

Household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. For birthplace communities, only those family members who share the same birthplace are counted. Other family members who do not share the same birthplace or did not state their birthplace are not included in the table. However, if multiple household members are from the same birthplace, the household will be counted twice at this topic.

This topic reveals what type of households different birthplace communities are forming. This is likely to be strongly related to Age Structure, while recent migrants are young and likely to form families (and group households in the case of student areas), more established migrant communities may have older families and empty nesters in their mix of households.

To continue building the story, Household Type should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size.

Derived from the Census questions:

  • 'What is the person's relationship [to each other person in the household]?'
  • 'In which country was the person born?'

  • People born in Bangladesh living in private dwellings
Household type
Birthplace - Bangladesh20112006Change
Households by typeNumberBangladesh %% of total NSW populationNumberBangladesh %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
Couple with children10,15160.549.86,01357.350.0+4,138
Couple without children3,67321.920.11,95718.719.6+1,716
One parent family4812.912.73052.912.4+176
Other Family4702.81.13993.81.1+71
Group household1,5759.43.31,49614.33.1+79
Lone person household4302.69.63183.09.5+112
Other non-classifiable household00.03.400.04.30

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 household, Total New South Wales population: 9.6% Group household, Total New South Wales population: 3.3% Other Family, Total New South Wales population: 1.1% One parent family, Total New South Wales population: 12.7% Couple without children, Total New South Wales population: 20.1% Couple with children, Total New South Wales population: 49.8% Lone person household, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 2.6% Group household, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 9.4% Other Family, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 2.8% One parent family, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 2.9% Couple without children, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 21.9% Couple with children, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 60.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person household, LGA - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +112 Group household, LGA - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +79 Other Family, LGA - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +71 One parent family, LGA - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +176 Couple without children, LGA - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +1,716 Couple with children, LGA - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +4,138
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types of the New South Wales Bangladesh born households compared to the total households shows that in 2011 there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 60.5% of Bangladesh born families were couple families with child(ren), and 2.9% were one-parent families, compared with 49.8% and 12.7% respectively for the the New South Wales total population families.

Of the Bangladesh born population, there were a lower proportion who lived in lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children households compared to the the New South Wales total population. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 2.6%, while the proportion of couples without children was 21.9% compared to 9.6% and 20.1% for the the New South Wales total population.

Emerging groups

The number of Bangladesh born persons in households increased by 6,292 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types of NSW Bangladesh born population between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+4,138 persons)
  • Couple without children (+1,716 persons)
  • One parent family (+176 persons)
  • Lone person household (+112 persons)