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In Deer Park, 34% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 38% in City of Brimbank.

Deer Park'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, Deer Park'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
Deer Park20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,96934.438.41,59537.140.9+374
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,24821.820.688920.719.6+359
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families88915.514.673017.014.9+159
Other families
961.71.8651.51.5+31
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1713.02.9842.02.3+87
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,01617.817.177818.116.6+238
Other not classifiable household
3165.54.01553.63.8+161
Visitor only households
170.30.660.10.5+11

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 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% Lone person, Deer Park: 17.8% Group household, Deer Park: 3.0% Other families, Deer Park: 1.7% One parent families, Deer Park: 15.5% Couples without children, Deer Park: 21.8% Couples with children, Deer Park: 34.4%
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, Deer Park: +238 Group household, Deer Park: +87 Other families, Deer Park: +31 One parent families, Deer Park: +159 Couples without children, Deer Park: +359 Couples with children, Deer Park: +374
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 Deer Park in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 34.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 15.5% were one-parent families, compared with 38.4% and 14.6% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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 17.8% compared to 17.1% in City of Brimbank while the proportion of couples without children was 21.8% compared to 20.6% in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Deer Park increased by 1,421 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Deer Park between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+374 households)
  • Couples without children (+359 households)
  • Lone person (+238 households)
  • One parent families (+159 households)