|Household Composition Survey||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Joani Blank (jeblankhooked.net)|
|Date: Sun, 8 Jun 1997 13:23:36 -0500|
My fellow (and sister) cohousers, Some of you may recall that in mid 1966 and then again at the end of '96. I asked groups represented on this list to submit some date about the composition of the households in their respective groups. I received information from nineteen groups, most of them built and occupied. They are listed below. The following are aggregate data, and of course they reflect the moment in time in each community when the person reporting sent me his or her little report. Also, there are undoubtedly errors in arithmetic (never my strong suit), and some of my questions were interpreted differently by some respondents than by others: This little survey is not rocket science, folks. It hardly passes for social science, but it interested me so I decided to ask. The same thing goes for my choice of questions, so please don't ask me why I didn't include income or race or more details about age or any other demographic questions. I just didn't---but I hope someone else will, and will continue doing similar small researches. SO...These data came from: Arcadia, Berkeley, Cantines Island, Cardiff Place, Jewell Hill, Muir Commons, Grell, Creyrock, Southside Park, Sharingwood, Monterey (MN), Westwood, WIndsong, Quayside, Mimosa, Doyle St., Old Oakland, Pioneer Valley, N. Street. TOTAL Households: 393 Two parent families: 26 (32) Couples with no children (not yet, childless by choice or grown) 65 (17%) Single parents: 44 (11%) Gay or Lesbian couples 7 (all lesbian) (<2%) Single women: 54 < 60; 29 >60 83 (28%) Single men: 20 <60; 9 > 60 29 (7%) Two or more unrelated persons sharing 31 (8%) (I think this may be an overestimation, since it looked like the data sent to me from N Street referred to people instead of numbers of this type of household. N St., can you clarify,) TOTAL number of people: 808 Children 272 (34%) Adults under 60 466 People over 60,. 70 (5%) Hope this is helpful to some of you. If you are not listed above, please send me your numbers and after a while I'll add them in, thus keeping us more or less up to date with our demographics. Yes, of course new communities can add on. Y' don't even have to be all built, Joani Blank Doyle St. and Old Oakland CoHousig.
Household composition survey Joani Blank, November 4 1996
- Household Composition Survey Joani Blank, June 8 1997
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