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In Grasslands Ward, 38% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 38% in City of Brimbank.

Grasslands Ward'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, Grasslands Ward'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
Grasslands Ward20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children6,60137.838.45,99139.740.9+610
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,52620.220.62,86919.019.6+657
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families2,77115.914.62,53416.814.9+237
Other families
2981.71.82481.61.5+50
map this data in atlas.idGroup household5062.92.93292.22.3+177
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,85016.317.12,29915.216.6+551
Other not classifiable household
8454.84.07485.03.8+97
Visitor only households
800.50.6640.40.5+16

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, Grasslands Ward: 16.3% Group household, Grasslands Ward: 2.9% Other families, Grasslands Ward: 1.7% One parent families, Grasslands Ward: 15.9% Couples without children, Grasslands Ward: 20.2% Couples with children, Grasslands Ward: 37.8%
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, Grasslands Ward: +551 Group household, Grasslands Ward: +177 Other families, Grasslands Ward: +50 One parent families, Grasslands Ward: +237 Couples without children, Grasslands Ward: +657 Couples with children, Grasslands Ward: +610
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 Grasslands Ward 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, 37.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 15.9% were one-parent families, compared with 38.4% and 14.6% respectively for City of Brimbank.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a similar proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 16.3% compared to 17.1% in City of Brimbank while the proportion of couples without children was 20.2% compared to 20.6% in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Grasslands Ward increased by 2,395 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Grasslands Ward between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples without children (+657 households)
  • Couples with children (+610 households)
  • Lone person (+551 households)
  • One parent families (+237 households)