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Life-stages - Household type

In the City of Knox, 89.6% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couples with children households.

The City of Knox's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators.

People form different types of households at different stages in life, so this varies enormously by age group in all areas. This topic is useful, however, in comparing the types of households formed by each age group relative to the benchmark. For instance, in some areas, children may mostly live in couple families, while in others they are mainly in one-parent families. Are elderly parents still living with their extended family or do they have empty nester households?

To continue building the story, the City of Knox's Household Types should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Household type
City of Knox - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Couple with children7,80889.684.17,72087.683.2+88
Couple without children190.20.700.00.6+19
One parent family8129.311.794410.712.2-132
Other Family00.00.100.00.10
Group household00.00.000.00.00
Lone person household00.00.4110.10.4-11
Other non-classifiable household710.83.01371.63.4-66

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 Other non-classifiable household, Victoria: 3.0% Lone person household, Victoria: 0.4% Group household, Victoria: 0.0% Other Family, Victoria: 0.1% One parent family, Victoria: 11.7% Couple without children, Victoria: 0.7% Couple with children, Victoria: 84.1% Other non-classifiable household, City of Knox: 0.8% Lone person household, City of Knox: 0.0% Group household, City of Knox: 0.0% Other Family, City of Knox: 0.0% One parent family, City of Knox: 9.3% Couple without children, City of Knox: 0.2% Couple with children, City of Knox: 89.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Other non-classifiable household, City of Knox: -66 Lone person household, City of Knox: -11 Group household, City of Knox: 0 Other Family, City of Knox: 0 One parent family, City of Knox: -132 Couple without children, City of Knox: +19 Couple with children, City of Knox: +88
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types of children aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Victoria, shows that there was a higher proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 89.6% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couple families with child(ren), and 9.3% were in one-parent families, compared with 84.1% and 11.7% respectively for Victoria.

There was a similar proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households and a lower proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households was 0.0% compared to 0.4% in Victoria while the proportion of couples without children was 0.2% compared to 0.7% in Victoria.

Emerging groups

The number of children aged 0 to 4 years in households in City of Knox decreased by 102 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types for people aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • One parent family (-132 persons)
  • Couple with children (+88 persons)