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In Kew East, 39% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 36% in the City of Boroondara.

Kew East'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, Kew East'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
Kew East20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Couples with children91939.135.587637.734.9+42
Couples without children50821.622.751222.021.9-4
One parent families23510.07.82149.27.9+20
Other families221.01.5241.01.7-1
Group household1114.75.3954.15.4+16
Lone person48320.623.248420.824.0-1
Other not classifiable household612.62.91104.73.3-49
Visitor only households120.51.190.40.8+3

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, City of Boroondara: 23.2% Group household, City of Boroondara: 5.3% Other families, City of Boroondara: 1.5% One parent families, City of Boroondara: 7.8% Couples without children, City of Boroondara: 22.7% Couples with children, City of Boroondara: 35.5% Lone person, Kew East: 20.6% Group household, Kew East: 4.7% Other families, Kew East: 1.0% One parent families, Kew East: 10.0% Couples without children, Kew East: 21.6% Couples with children, Kew East: 39.1%
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, Kew East: -1 Group household, Kew East: +16 Other families, Kew East: -1 One parent families, Kew East: +20 Couples without children, Kew East: -4 Couples with children, Kew East: +42
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 Kew East in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 39.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.0% were one-parent families, compared with 35.5% and 7.8% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 20.6% compared to 23.2% in the City of Boroondara while the proportion of couples without children was 21.6% compared to 22.7% in the City of Boroondara.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Kew East increased by 26 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Kew East between 2006 and 2011.