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Hobsons Bay City

Household type

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In Hobsons Bay City, 33% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 33% 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 City - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children11,19732.733.510,30331.733.6+894
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children7,87623.022.97,63123.523.5+245
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families3,69010.810.13,59711.110.4+93
Other families
5071.51.44751.51.4+32
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,1283.34.71,2373.84.5-109
map this data in atlas.idLone person8,10123.722.07,90124.322.3+200
Other not classifiable household
1,4714.34.51,1113.43.4+360
Visitor only households
2230.70.92710.80.9-48

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household type, 2016
Household type, 2016 Lone person, Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Other families, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 22.9% Couples with children, Greater Melbourne: 33.5% Lone person, Hobsons Bay City: 23.7% Group household, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3% Other families, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% One parent families, Hobsons Bay City: 10.8% Couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 23.0% Couples with children, Hobsons Bay City: 32.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, Hobsons Bay City: +200 Group household, Hobsons Bay City: -109 Other families, Hobsons Bay City: +32 One parent families, Hobsons Bay City: +93 Couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: +245 Couples with children, Hobsons Bay City: +894
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 32.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.8% were one-parent families, compared with 33.5% and 10.1% 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 23.7% compared to 22.0% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 23.0% compared to 22.9% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Hobsons Bay City increased by 1,667 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in Hobsons Bay City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+894 households)
  • Couples without children (+245 households)
  • Lone person (+200 households)
  • Group household (-109 households)

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