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Benalla Rural City

Household type

In Benalla Rural City, 23% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 27% in Regional VIC.

Benalla Rural City'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, Benalla Rural City'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
Benalla Rural City - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,31623.126.91,41725.828.7-101
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,77931.327.81,66630.327.6+113
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families59510.510.556210.210.4+33
Other families
410.70.8370.70.9+4
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1412.52.91392.52.8+2
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,66929.426.81,50727.425.7+162
Other not classifiable household
931.62.61061.92.5-13
Visitor only households
520.91.6671.21.4-15

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, Regional VIC: 26.8% Group household, Regional VIC: 2.9% Other families, Regional VIC: 0.8% One parent families, Regional VIC: 10.5% Couples without children, Regional VIC: 27.8% Couples with children, Regional VIC: 26.9% Lone person, Benalla Rural City: 29.4% Group household, Benalla Rural City: 2.5% Other families, Benalla Rural City: 0.7% One parent families, Benalla Rural City: 10.5% Couples without children, Benalla Rural City: 31.3% Couples with children, Benalla Rural City: 23.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Benalla Rural City: +162 Group household, Benalla Rural City: +2 Other families, Benalla Rural City: +4 One parent families, Benalla Rural City: +33 Couples without children, Benalla Rural City: +113 Couples with children, Benalla Rural City: -101
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in Benalla Rural City in 2011 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, 23.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.5% were one-parent families, compared with 26.9% and 10.5% 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 29.4% compared to 26.8% in Regional VIC while the proportion of couples without children was 31.3% compared to 27.8% in Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Benalla Rural City increased by 185 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Benalla Rural City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person (+162 households)
  • Couples without children (+113 households)
  • Couples with children (-101 households)

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