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Household type

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In the City of Knox, 39% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 33% in Greater Melbourne.

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.

To continue building the story, the City of Knox'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
City of Knox - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children21,44038.733.521,28940.133.6+151
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children13,38924.122.912,84124.223.5+548
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families6,12911.110.16,03911.410.4+90
Other families
5761.01.45661.11.4+10
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,2722.34.71,2872.44.5-15
map this data in atlas.idLone person10,85819.622.010,03018.922.3+828
Other not classifiable household
1,5072.74.58021.53.4+705
Visitor only households
2790.50.92570.50.9+22

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, Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Other families, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 22.9% Couples with children, Greater Melbourne: 33.5% Lone person, City of Knox: 19.6% Group household, City of Knox: 2.3% Other families, City of Knox: 1.0% One parent families, City of Knox: 11.1% Couples without children, City of Knox: 24.1% Couples with children, City of Knox: 38.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, City of Knox: +828 Group household, City of Knox: -15 Other families, City of Knox: +10 One parent families, City of Knox: +90 Couples without children, City of Knox: +548 Couples with children, City of Knox: +151
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in the City of Knox in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 38.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 11.1% were one-parent families, compared with 33.5% and 10.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 19.6% compared to 22.0% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 24.1% compared to 22.9% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Knox increased by 2,339 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Knox between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Lone person (+828 households)
  • Couples without children (+548 households)
  • Couples with children (+151 households)
  • One parent families (+90 households)

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