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Hobsons Bay City

Life-stages - Household type

In Hobsons Bay City, 86.4% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couples with children households.

Hobsons Bay City's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators.

People form different types of households at different stages in life, so this varies enormously by age group in all areas. This topic is useful, however, in comparing the types of households formed by each age group relative to the benchmark. For instance, in some areas, children may mostly live in couple families, while in others they are mainly in one-parent families. Are elderly parents still living with their extended family or do they have empty nester households?

To continue building the story, Hobsons Bay City's Household Types should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Household type
Hobsons Bay City - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Couple with children4,86086.484.14,39384.483.2+467
Couple without children110.20.700.00.6+11
One parent family5509.811.765812.612.2-108
Other Family00.00.100.00.10
Group household00.00.000.00.00
Lone person household00.00.400.00.40
Other non-classifiable household2023.63.01563.03.4+46

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 Other non-classifiable household, Victoria: 3.0% Lone person household, Victoria: 0.4% Group household, Victoria: 0.0% Other Family, Victoria: 0.1% One parent family, Victoria: 11.7% Couple without children, Victoria: 0.7% Couple with children, Victoria: 84.1% Other non-classifiable household, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Lone person household, Hobsons Bay City: 0.0% Group household, Hobsons Bay City: 0.0% Other Family, Hobsons Bay City: 0.0% One parent family, Hobsons Bay City: 9.8% Couple without children, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% Couple with children, Hobsons Bay City: 86.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Other non-classifiable household, Hobsons Bay City: +46 Lone person household, Hobsons Bay City: 0 Group household, Hobsons Bay City: 0 Other Family, Hobsons Bay City: 0 One parent family, Hobsons Bay City: -108 Couple without children, Hobsons Bay City: +11 Couple with children, Hobsons Bay City: +467
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types of children aged 0 to 4 years in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Victoria, shows that there was a higher proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 86.4% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couple families with child(ren), and 9.8% were in one-parent families, compared with 84.1% and 11.7% respectively for Victoria.

There was a similar proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households and a lower proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households was 0.0% compared to 0.4% in Victoria while the proportion of couples without children was 0.2% compared to 0.7% in Victoria.

Emerging groups

The number of children aged 0 to 4 years in households in Hobsons Bay City increased by 416 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types for people aged 0 to 4 years in Hobsons Bay City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+467 persons)
  • One parent family (-108 persons)