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In the City of Knox, 40% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 34% 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 Knox20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children21,28940.133.621,29341.633.5-4
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children12,84124.223.511,77623.022.9+1,065
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families6,03911.410.45,83111.410.4+208
Other families
5661.11.44921.01.4+74
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,2872.44.51,2462.44.2+41
map this data in atlas.idLone person10,03018.922.39,38018.322.5+650
Other not classifiable household
8021.53.41,0332.04.3-231
Visitor only households
2570.50.91830.40.7+74

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, Greater Melbourne: 22.3% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Other families, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Melbourne: 10.4% Couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 23.5% Couples with children, Greater Melbourne: 33.6% Lone person, City of Knox: 18.9% Group household, City of Knox: 2.4% Other families, City of Knox: 1.1% One parent families, City of Knox: 11.4% Couples without children, City of Knox: 24.2% Couples with children, City of Knox: 40.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, City of Knox: +650 Group household, City of Knox: +41 Other families, City of Knox: +74 One parent families, City of Knox: +208 Couples without children, City of Knox: +1,065 Couples with children, City of Knox: -4
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 the City of Knox in 2011 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, 40.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 11.4% were one-parent families, compared with 33.6% and 10.4% 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 18.9% compared to 22.3% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 24.2% compared to 23.5% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Knox increased by 1,877 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples without children (+1,065 households)
  • Lone person (+650 households)
  • One parent families (+208 households)
  • Other families (+74 households)