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In Harvester Ward, 33% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 38% in City of Brimbank.

Harvester 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, Harvester 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
Harvester Ward20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children5,61532.638.44,85331.940.9+762
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,73521.720.63,16820.819.6+567
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families2,50814.614.62,37115.614.9+137
Other families
3802.21.82831.91.5+97
map this data in atlas.idGroup household7254.22.94923.22.3+233
map this data in atlas.idLone person3,42319.917.13,36222.116.6+61
Other not classifiable household
7334.34.05793.83.8+154
Visitor only households
990.60.6920.60.5+7

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, Harvester Ward: 19.9% Group household, Harvester Ward: 4.2% Other families, Harvester Ward: 2.2% One parent families, Harvester Ward: 14.6% Couples without children, Harvester Ward: 21.7% Couples with children, Harvester Ward: 32.6%
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, Harvester Ward: +61 Group household, Harvester Ward: +233 Other families, Harvester Ward: +97 One parent families, Harvester Ward: +137 Couples without children, Harvester Ward: +567 Couples with children, Harvester Ward: +762
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 Harvester 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 similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 32.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 14.6% 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 19.9% compared to 17.1% in City of Brimbank while the proportion of couples without children was 21.7% compared to 20.6% in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Harvester Ward increased by 2,018 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples with children (+762 households)
  • Couples without children (+567 households)
  • Group household (+233 households)
  • One parent families (+137 households)