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In Brighton, 33% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 37% in City of Bayside.

Brighton'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, Brighton'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)?’


Household type
Brighton - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,98833.436.52,84533.836.3+143
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,34726.224.22,23926.624.3+108
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families7017.88.56918.29.1+11
Other families
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2042.32.02142.62.2-11
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,18724.523.31,89822.623.1+288
Other not classifiable household
Visitor only households

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household type, 2016
Household type, 2016 Lone person, City of Bayside: 23.3% Group household, City of Bayside: 2.0% Other families, City of Bayside: 0.8% One parent families, City of Bayside: 8.5% Couples without children, City of Bayside: 24.2% Couples with children, City of Bayside: 36.5% Lone person, Brighton: 24.5% Group household, Brighton: 2.3% Other families, Brighton: 0.5% One parent families, Brighton: 7.8% Couples without children, Brighton: 26.2% Couples with children, Brighton: 33.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, Brighton: +288 Group household, Brighton: -11 Other families, Brighton: -51 One parent families, Brighton: +11 Couples without children, Brighton: +108 Couples with children, Brighton: +143
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in Brighton in 2016 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 33.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 7.8% were one-parent families, compared with 36.5% and 8.5% respectively for City of Bayside.

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 24.5% compared to 23.3% in City of Bayside while the proportion of couples without children was 26.2% compared to 24.2% in City of Bayside.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Brighton increased by 536 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in Brighton between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Lone person (+288 households)
  • Couples with children (+143 households)
  • Couples without children (+108 households)
  • Other families (-51 households)