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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Household type

In Horseshoe Bend Ward, 34% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 38% in City of Brimbank.

Horseshoe Bend 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, Horseshoe Bend 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
Horseshoe Bend Ward20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children3,78034.338.43,92836.040.9-149
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,41221.920.62,42622.219.6-14
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,74115.814.61,70615.614.9+35
Other families
1971.81.81681.51.5+29
map this data in atlas.idGroup household3052.82.92402.22.3+65
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,07818.817.12,00318.416.6+75
Other not classifiable household
4664.24.03793.53.8+87
Visitor only households
550.50.6640.60.5-9

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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 18.8% Group household, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.8% Other families, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 1.8% One parent families, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 15.8% Couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 21.9% Couples with children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 34.3%
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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +75 Group household, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +65 Other families, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +29 One parent families, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +35 Couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -14 Couples with children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -149
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 Horseshoe Bend 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, 34.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 15.8% 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 18.8% compared to 17.1% in City of Brimbank while the proportion of couples without children was 21.9% compared to 20.6% in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Horseshoe Bend Ward increased by 120 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples with children (-149 households)
  • Lone person (+75 households)
  • Group household (+65 households)