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In the Frankston City, 30% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 34% in Greater Melbourne.

The Frankston City'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, the Frankston City'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
Frankston City20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children14,70729.833.613,72730.133.5+980
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children11,37623.123.510,44722.922.9+929
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families6,77413.710.46,24613.710.4+528
Other families
5311.11.44401.01.4+91
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,6623.44.51,4003.14.2+262
map this data in atlas.idLone person12,36025.122.311,28524.722.5+1,075
Other not classifiable household
1,6323.33.41,8814.14.3-249
Visitor only households
2890.60.92060.50.7+83

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, Greater Melbourne: 22.3% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Other families, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Melbourne: 10.4% Couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 23.5% Couples with children, Greater Melbourne: 33.6% Lone person, Frankston City: 25.1% Group household, Frankston City: 3.4% Other families, Frankston City: 1.1% One parent families, Frankston City: 13.7% Couples without children, Frankston City: 23.1% Couples with children, Frankston City: 29.8%
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, Frankston City: +1,075 Group household, Frankston City: +262 Other families, Frankston City: +91 One parent families, Frankston City: +528 Couples without children, Frankston City: +929 Couples with children, Frankston City: +980
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 the Frankston City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 29.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.7% were one-parent families, compared with 33.6% and 10.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a similar proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 25.1% compared to 22.3% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 23.1% compared to 23.5% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Frankston City increased by 3,699 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the Frankston City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person (+1,075 households)
  • Couples with children (+980 households)
  • Couples without children (+929 households)
  • One parent families (+528 households)