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In Hobsons Bay City, 32% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 34% in Greater Melbourne.

Hobsons Bay 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, Hobsons Bay 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
Hobsons Bay City20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children10,30331.733.610,16732.233.5+136
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children7,63123.523.57,19222.822.9+439
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families3,59711.110.43,70811.710.4-111
Other families
4751.51.44031.31.4+72
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,2373.84.59983.24.2+239
map this data in atlas.idLone person7,90124.322.37,72524.422.5+176
Other not classifiable household
1,1113.43.41,2013.84.3-90
Visitor only households
2710.80.92050.60.7+66

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, Hobsons Bay City: 24.3% Group household, Hobsons Bay City: 3.8% Other families, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% One parent families, Hobsons Bay City: 11.1% Couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 23.5% Couples with children, Hobsons Bay City: 31.7%
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, Hobsons Bay City: +176 Group household, Hobsons Bay City: +239 Other families, Hobsons Bay City: +72 One parent families, Hobsons Bay City: -111 Couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: +439 Couples with children, Hobsons Bay City: +136
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 Hobsons Bay 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, 31.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 11.1% 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 24.3% compared to 22.3% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 23.5% compared to 23.5% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Hobsons Bay City increased by 927 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Hobsons Bay City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples without children (+439 households)
  • Group household (+239 households)
  • Lone person (+176 households)
  • Couples with children (+136 households)