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

Williamstown'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, Williamstown'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
Williamstown20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,43634.231.71,29231.132.2+144
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children94722.623.594022.622.8+7
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families4089.711.141810.111.7-10
Other families
380.91.5310.81.3+6
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1122.73.81192.93.2-7
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,09026.024.31,16128.024.4-71
Other not classifiable household
1212.93.41333.23.8-12
Visitor only households
421.00.8551.30.6-13

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, Williamstown: 26.0% Group household, Williamstown: 2.7% Other families, Williamstown: 0.9% One parent families, Williamstown: 9.7% Couples without children, Williamstown: 22.6% Couples with children, Williamstown: 34.2%
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, Williamstown: -71 Group household, Williamstown: -7 Other families, Williamstown: +6 One parent families, Williamstown: -10 Couples without children, Williamstown: +7 Couples with children, Williamstown: +144
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 Williamstown in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay 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, 34.2% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.7% were one-parent families, compared with 31.7% and 11.1% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 26.0% compared to 24.3% in Hobsons Bay City while the proportion of couples without children was 22.6% compared to 23.5% in Hobsons Bay City.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Williamstown increased by 43 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples with children (+144 households)
  • Lone person (-71 households)