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Percentage of shared houses



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This FACT indicates the percentage of shared households within each Australian city. Group households, or shared households, refer to dwellings which are occupied by two or more people who are not in a relationship and are not family. Based on data from the 2016 Census, the average percentage of group households in Australia is 4.3 percent. The city with the highest percentage is Darwin at 6.0 percent. The city with the lowest is Canberra at 3.7 percent.

These numbers are comparatively low compared to what is seen in Europe or North America. This may be partly because the number  of tertiary students who study in their hometown is greater than in other countries, and therefore the necessity to move into a shared dwelling (usually for economic reasons) is less present. The data is sorted from high to low, since the more shared dwellings a city has represents more housing opportunities for its residents.

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016

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