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In Boronia, 27% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 40% 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
Boronia20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,29627.340.12,39429.941.6-98
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,14525.524.21,94724.323.0+198
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,16913.911.41,05513.211.4+114
Other families
1001.21.1750.91.0+25
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2813.32.42513.12.4+29
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,18326.018.92,03825.418.3+145
Other not classifiable household
1732.11.52002.52.0-26
Visitor only households
520.60.5580.70.4-7

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, 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% Lone person, Boronia: 26.0% Group household, Boronia: 3.3% Other families, Boronia: 1.2% One parent families, Boronia: 13.9% Couples without children, Boronia: 25.5% Couples with children, Boronia: 27.3%
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, Boronia: +145 Group household, Boronia: +29 Other families, Boronia: +25 One parent families, Boronia: +114 Couples without children, Boronia: +198 Couples with children, Boronia: -98
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 Boronia in 2011 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, 27.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.9% were one-parent families, compared with 40.1% and 11.4% respectively for the City of Knox.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 26.0% compared to 18.9% in the City of Knox while the proportion of couples without children was 25.5% compared to 24.2% in the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Boronia increased by 381 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Boronia between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples without children (+198 households)
  • Lone person (+145 households)
  • One parent families (+114 households)
  • Couples with children (-98 households)