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Household type


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In Williamstown, 35% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 33% 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)?’


Household type
Williamstown - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,52034.732.71,43634.231.7+84
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children99722.823.094622.623.5+51
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families3878.810.84079.711.1-20
Other families
map this data in atlas.idGroup household791.83.31122.73.8-32
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,07924.623.71,08926.024.3-10
Other not classifiable household
Visitor only households

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, 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% Lone person, Williamstown: 24.6% Group household, Williamstown: 1.8% Other families, Williamstown: 1.0% One parent families, Williamstown: 8.8% Couples without children, Williamstown: 22.8% Couples with children, Williamstown: 34.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, Williamstown: -10 Group household, Williamstown: -32 Other families, Williamstown: +6 One parent families, Williamstown: -20 Couples without children, Williamstown: +51 Couples with children, Williamstown: +84
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in Williamstown in 2016 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, 34.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 8.8% were one-parent families, compared with 32.7% and 10.8% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

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 24.6% compared to 23.7% in Hobsons Bay City while the proportion of couples without children was 22.8% compared to 23.0% in Hobsons Bay City.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Williamstown increased by 192 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in Williamstown between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+84 households)
  • Couples without children (+51 households)