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In Boronia, 28% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 39% in the City of Knox.

Boronia'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, Boronia'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
Boronia - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,52028.438.72,29527.340.1+224
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,14024.124.12,14425.524.2-5
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,08612.211.11,16813.911.4-82
Other families
770.91.01001.21.1-23
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2863.22.32803.32.4+6
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,37626.819.62,18326.018.9+193
Other not classifiable household
3564.02.71732.11.5+183
Visitor only households
330.40.5510.60.5-19

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, 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% Lone person, Boronia: 26.8% Group household, Boronia: 3.2% Other families, Boronia: 0.9% One parent families, Boronia: 12.2% Couples without children, Boronia: 24.1% Couples with children, Boronia: 28.4%
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, Boronia: +193 Group household, Boronia: +6 Other families, Boronia: -23 One parent families, Boronia: -82 Couples without children, Boronia: -5 Couples with children, Boronia: +224
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 Boronia in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 28.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 12.2% were one-parent families, compared with 38.7% and 11.1% respectively for the City of Knox.

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 26.8% compared to 19.6% in the City of Knox while the proportion of couples without children was 24.1% compared to 24.1% in the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Boronia increased by 478 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Couples with children (+224 households)
  • Lone person (+193 households)
  • One parent families (-82 households)

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