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In Altona Meadows, 35% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 32% in Hobsons Bay City.

Altona Meadows'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, Altona Meadows'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
Altona Meadows20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,42734.931.72,63239.132.2-205
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,53322.123.51,38320.522.8+150
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families90413.011.193914.011.7-35
Other families
851.21.5921.41.3-7
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2183.13.81702.53.2+48
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,49321.524.31,32719.724.4+166
Other not classifiable household
2433.53.41542.33.8+89
Visitor only households
430.60.8330.50.6+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, 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% Lone person, Altona Meadows: 21.5% Group household, Altona Meadows: 3.1% Other families, Altona Meadows: 1.2% One parent families, Altona Meadows: 13.0% Couples without children, Altona Meadows: 22.1% Couples with children, Altona Meadows: 34.9%
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, Altona Meadows: +166 Group household, Altona Meadows: +48 Other families, Altona Meadows: -7 One parent families, Altona Meadows: -35 Couples without children, Altona Meadows: +150 Couples with children, Altona Meadows: -205
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in Altona Meadows in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay 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, 34.9% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.0% were one-parent families, compared with 31.7% and 11.1% respectively for Hobsons Bay 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 21.5% compared to 24.3% in Hobsons Bay City while the proportion of couples without children was 22.1% compared to 23.5% in Hobsons Bay City.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Altona Meadows increased by 216 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples with children (-205 households)
  • Lone person (+166 households)
  • Couples without children (+150 households)