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Bass Coast Shire

Household type

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In Bass Coast Shire, 20% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 25% in Regional VIC.

Bass Coast Shire'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, Bass Coast Shire'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
Bass Coast Shire - Total households (Enumerated)20162006Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,81819.625.32,37521.128.7+443
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children4,18329.127.13,48431.027.6+699
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,3899.710.19918.810.4+398
Other families
940.70.8810.70.9+13
map this data in atlas.idGroup household3592.52.92682.42.8+91
map this data in atlas.idLone person4,33930.227.03,30729.425.7+1,032
Other not classifiable household
7205.05.25144.62.5+206
Visitor only households
4583.21.62141.91.4+244

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household type, 2016
Household type, 2016 Lone person, Regional VIC: 27.0% Group household, Regional VIC: 2.9% Other families, Regional VIC: 0.8% One parent families, Regional VIC: 10.1% Couples without children, Regional VIC: 27.1% Couples with children, Regional VIC: 25.3% Lone person, Bass Coast Shire: 30.2% Group household, Bass Coast Shire: 2.5% Other families, Bass Coast Shire: 0.7% One parent families, Bass Coast Shire: 9.7% Couples without children, Bass Coast Shire: 29.1% Couples with children, Bass Coast Shire: 19.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2016
Change in household type, 2006 to 2016 Lone person, Bass Coast Shire: +1,032 Group household, Bass Coast Shire: +91 Other families, Bass Coast Shire: +13 One parent families, Bass Coast Shire: +398 Couples without children, Bass Coast Shire: +699 Couples with children, Bass Coast Shire: +443
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in Bass Coast Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 19.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.7% were one-parent families, compared with 25.3% and 10.1% respectively for Regional VIC.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 30.2% compared to 27.0% in Regional VIC while the proportion of couples without children was 29.1% compared to 27.1% in Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Bass Coast Shire increased by 3,126 between 2006 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in Bass Coast Shire between 2006 and 2016 were:

  • Lone person (+1,032 households)
  • Couples without children (+699 households)
  • Couples with children (+443 households)
  • One parent families (+398 households)

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