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In Carrum Downs, 33% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 30% in Frankston City.

Carrum Downs'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, Carrum Downs'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
Carrum Downs20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,31832.629.82,16034.730.1+158
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,41119.923.11,29820.922.9+113
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,06114.913.787814.113.7+183
Other families
801.11.1410.71.0+39
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2753.93.41903.13.1+85
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,57222.125.11,27220.424.7+300
Other not classifiable household
3535.03.33605.84.1-7
Visitor only households
320.50.6220.40.5+10

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, 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% Lone person, Carrum Downs: 22.1% Group household, Carrum Downs: 3.9% Other families, Carrum Downs: 1.1% One parent families, Carrum Downs: 14.9% Couples without children, Carrum Downs: 19.9% Couples with children, Carrum Downs: 32.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Carrum Downs: +300 Group household, Carrum Downs: +85 Other families, Carrum Downs: +39 One parent families, Carrum Downs: +183 Couples without children, Carrum Downs: +113 Couples with children, Carrum Downs: +158
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 Carrum Downs in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 32.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 14.9% were one-parent families, compared with 29.8% and 13.7% respectively for Frankston City.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 22.1% compared to 25.1% in Frankston City while the proportion of couples without children was 19.9% compared to 23.1% in Frankston City.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Carrum Downs increased by 880 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Carrum Downs between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person (+300 households)
  • One parent families (+183 households)
  • Couples with children (+158 households)
  • Couples without children (+113 households)