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Need for assistance - Household type

In the City of Knox, 35.8% of people reporting a need for assistance were in couples with children households.

The City of Knox'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.

For persons with a disability or need for assistance with core activities, the household type topic can reveal the extent to which they live alone (and therefore may require outside assistance) or have other family members available to assist. It is also likely to be correlated with age.

Please note that people with a disability living in an institutional form of accommodation (e.g. Hostel for the aged or disabled) are not considered to be part of a household but are included as "Not applicable" in this topic.

To continue building the story, the City of Knox's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Age Structure and Dwelling Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People with a need for assistance, counted in private dwellings

Household type
City of Knox - Need for assistance20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Couple with children1,70435.832.61,44337.631.5+261
Couple without children1,33127.927.41,05427.527.9+277
One parent family84817.817.657515.016.0+273
Other family420.91.3350.91.4+7
Group household1202.53.11493.94.0-29
Lone person household72115.117.957915.119.2+142
Other non-classifiable household00.00.000.00.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
City of Knox - Need for assistance20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Private dwellings4,76677.082.23,83575.780.9+931
Non-private dwellings1,42223.017.81,23224.319.1+190

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.0% Lone person household, Greater Melbourne: 17.9% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Other family, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% One parent family, Greater Melbourne: 17.6% Couple without children, Greater Melbourne: 27.4% Couple with children, Greater Melbourne: 32.6% Other non-classifiable household, City of Knox: 0.0% Lone person household, City of Knox: 15.1% Group household, City of Knox: 2.5% Other family, City of Knox: 0.9% One parent family, City of Knox: 17.8% Couple without children, City of Knox: 27.9% Couple with children, City of Knox: 35.8%
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: 0 Lone person household, City of Knox: +142 Group household, City of Knox: -29 Other family, City of Knox: +7 One parent family, City of Knox: +273 Couple without children, City of Knox: +277 Couple with children, City of Knox: +261
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 people reporting a need for assistance in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people needing assistance in couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 35.8% of people reporting a need for assistance were in couple families with child(ren), and 17.8% were in one-parent families, compared with 32.6% and 17.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There was a lower proportion of people reporting a need for assistance in lone person households and a higher proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of people with a need for assistance in lone person households was 15.1% compared to 17.9% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion in couples without children was 27.9% compared to 27.4% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number people in private dwellings reporting a need for assistance in City of Knox increased by 931 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the family/household types of people reporting a need for assistance in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple without children (+277 persons)
  • One parent family (+273 persons)
  • Couple with children (+261 persons)
  • Lone person household (+142 persons)