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In Buloke Shire, 25% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 27% in Regional VIC.

Buloke Shire'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, Buloke Shire'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
Buloke Shire - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Couples with children66424.726.975527.228.7-91
Couples without children82730.827.886831.327.6-41
One parent families1686.310.51926.910.4-24
Other families150.60.8220.80.9-7
Group household652.42.9632.32.8+2
Lone person87532.626.881829.525.7+57
Other not classifiable household341.32.6291.02.5+5
Visitor only households401.51.6260.91.4+14

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, Regional VIC: 26.8% Group household, Regional VIC: 2.9% Other families, Regional VIC: 0.8% One parent families, Regional VIC: 10.5% Couples without children, Regional VIC: 27.8% Couples with children, Regional VIC: 26.9% Lone person, Buloke Shire: 32.6% Group household, Buloke Shire: 2.4% Other families, Buloke Shire: 0.6% One parent families, Buloke Shire: 6.3% Couples without children, Buloke Shire: 30.8% Couples with children, Buloke Shire: 24.7%
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, Buloke Shire: +57 Group household, Buloke Shire: +2 Other families, Buloke Shire: -7 One parent families, Buloke Shire: -24 Couples without children, Buloke Shire: -41 Couples with children, Buloke Shire: -91
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 Buloke Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 24.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 6.3% were one-parent families, compared with 26.9% and 10.5% respectively for Regional VIC.

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 32.6% compared to 26.8% in Regional VIC while the proportion of couples without children was 30.8% compared to 27.8% in Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Buloke Shire decreased by 85 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Buloke Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (-91 households)
  • Lone person (+57 households)

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