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In the City of Brimbank, 38% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 34% in Greater Melbourne.

The City of Brimbank'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, the City of Brimbank'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
City of Brimbank20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children23,64638.433.623,15940.933.5+487
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children12,70620.623.511,09919.622.9+1,607
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families9,00214.610.48,41214.910.4+590
Other families
1,1041.81.48571.51.4+247
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,7912.94.51,2872.34.2+504
map this data in atlas.idLone person10,51417.122.39,42116.622.5+1,093
Other not classifiable household
2,4704.03.42,1273.84.3+343
Visitor only households
3470.60.92740.50.7+73

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, Greater Melbourne: 22.3% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Other families, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Melbourne: 10.4% Couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 23.5% Couples with children, Greater Melbourne: 33.6% Lone person, City of Brimbank: 17.1% Group household, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Other families, City of Brimbank: 1.8% One parent families, City of Brimbank: 14.6% Couples without children, City of Brimbank: 20.6% Couples with children, City of Brimbank: 38.4%
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, City of Brimbank: +1,093 Group household, City of Brimbank: +504 Other families, City of Brimbank: +247 One parent families, City of Brimbank: +590 Couples without children, City of Brimbank: +1,607 Couples with children, City of Brimbank: +487
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 the City of Brimbank in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 38.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 14.6% were one-parent families, compared with 33.6% and 10.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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 17.1% compared to 22.3% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 20.6% compared to 23.5% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Brimbank increased by 4,944 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Brimbank between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples without children (+1,607 households)
  • Lone person (+1,093 households)
  • One parent families (+590 households)
  • Group household (+504 households)