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In the City of Brimbank, 38% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 33% 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 Brimbank - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children24,39037.633.523,64638.433.6+744
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children13,12020.222.912,70620.623.5+414
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families9,46314.610.19,00214.610.4+461
Other families
1,1941.81.41,1041.81.4+90
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2,0523.24.71,7912.94.5+261
map this data in atlas.idLone person11,35017.522.010,51417.122.3+836
Other not classifiable household
2,9754.64.52,4704.03.4+505
Visitor only households
3140.50.93470.60.9-33

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, Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Other families, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 22.9% Couples with children, Greater Melbourne: 33.5% Lone person, City of Brimbank: 17.5% Group household, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Other families, City of Brimbank: 1.8% One parent families, City of Brimbank: 14.6% Couples without children, City of Brimbank: 20.2% Couples with children, City of Brimbank: 37.6%
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, City of Brimbank: +836 Group household, City of Brimbank: +261 Other families, City of Brimbank: +90 One parent families, City of Brimbank: +461 Couples without children, City of Brimbank: +414 Couples with children, City of Brimbank: +744
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 the City of Brimbank in 2016 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, 37.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 14.6% were one-parent families, compared with 33.5% and 10.1% 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 17.5% compared to 22.0% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 20.2% compared to 22.9% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Brimbank increased by 3,278 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Lone person (+836 households)
  • Couples with children (+744 households)
  • One parent families (+461 households)
  • Couples without children (+414 households)

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