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Benalla Rural City

Household type

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Benalla Rural City, 19% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 25% 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)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,16419.325.31,31623.126.9-152
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,83330.427.11,77931.327.8+54
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families5989.910.159510.510.5+3
Other families
460.80.8410.70.8+5
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1472.42.91412.52.9+6
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,81130.127.01,66929.426.8+142
Other not classifiable household
3575.95.2931.62.6+264
Visitor only households
681.11.6520.91.6+16

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, 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, Benalla Rural City: 30.1% Group household, Benalla Rural City: 2.4% Other families, Benalla Rural City: 0.8% One parent families, Benalla Rural City: 9.9% Couples without children, Benalla Rural City: 30.4% Couples with children, Benalla Rural City: 19.3%
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, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, Benalla Rural City: +142 Group household, Benalla Rural City: +6 Other families, Benalla Rural City: +5 One parent families, Benalla Rural City: +3 Couples without children, Benalla Rural City: +54 Couples with children, Benalla Rural City: -152
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 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, 19.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.9% 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 30.1% compared to 27.0% in Regional VIC while the proportion of couples without children was 30.4% compared to 27.1% in Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Benalla Rural City increased by 338 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in Benalla Rural City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (-152 households)
  • Lone person (+142 households)
  • Couples without children (+54 households)

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