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In Sandhurst, 44% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 30% in Frankston City.

Sandhurst'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, Sandhurst'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
Sandhurst20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children47543.929.815352.630.1+322
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children40537.423.19833.822.9+307
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families615.613.762.013.7+55
Other families
40.41.131.01.0+1
map this data in atlas.idGroup household131.23.451.73.1+8
map this data in atlas.idLone person1069.825.1207.024.7+86
Other not classifiable household
131.23.331.04.1+10
Visitor only households
60.60.631.00.5+3

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, Sandhurst: 9.8% Group household, Sandhurst: 1.2% Other families, Sandhurst: 0.4% One parent families, Sandhurst: 5.6% Couples without children, Sandhurst: 37.4% Couples with children, Sandhurst: 43.9%
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, Sandhurst: +86 Group household, Sandhurst: +8 Other families, Sandhurst: +1 One parent families, Sandhurst: +55 Couples without children, Sandhurst: +307 Couples with children, Sandhurst: +322
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 Sandhurst in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 43.9% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 5.6% 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 higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 9.8% compared to 25.1% in Frankston City while the proportion of couples without children was 37.4% compared to 23.1% in Frankston City.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Sandhurst increased by 793 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples with children (+322 households)
  • Couples without children (+307 households)
  • Lone person (+86 households)
  • One parent families (+55 households)