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In Ferntree Gully, 35% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 40% in the City of Knox.

Ferntree Gully'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, Ferntree Gully'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
Ferntree Gully20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children3,39234.840.13,24335.141.6+150
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,40524.724.22,15223.323.0+253
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,22412.611.41,19012.911.4+35
Other families
1211.21.11001.11.0+21
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2852.92.42522.72.4+33
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,11321.718.92,07122.418.3+42
Other not classifiable household
1541.61.51952.12.0-41
Visitor only households
410.40.5380.40.4+4

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, Ferntree Gully: 21.7% Group household, Ferntree Gully: 2.9% Other families, Ferntree Gully: 1.2% One parent families, Ferntree Gully: 12.6% Couples without children, Ferntree Gully: 24.7% Couples with children, Ferntree Gully: 34.8%
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, Ferntree Gully: +42 Group household, Ferntree Gully: +33 Other families, Ferntree Gully: +21 One parent families, Ferntree Gully: +35 Couples without children, Ferntree Gully: +253 Couples with children, Ferntree Gully: +150
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 Ferntree Gully 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, 34.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 12.6% 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 21.7% compared to 18.9% in the City of Knox while the proportion of couples without children was 24.7% compared to 24.2% in the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Ferntree Gully increased by 497 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples without children (+253 households)
  • Couples with children (+150 households)