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In Wantirna South, 45% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 40% in the City of Knox.

Wantirna South'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, Wantirna South'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
Wantirna South20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,72545.340.12,79547.141.6-70
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,37822.924.21,30121.923.0+77
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families5899.811.45869.911.4+3
Other families
721.21.1470.81.0+25
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1081.82.4951.62.4+13
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,08418.018.91,00817.018.3+76
Other not classifiable household
330.61.5821.42.0-49
Visitor only households
260.40.5200.30.4+6

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, Wantirna South: 18.0% Group household, Wantirna South: 1.8% Other families, Wantirna South: 1.2% One parent families, Wantirna South: 9.8% Couples without children, Wantirna South: 22.9% Couples with children, Wantirna South: 45.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Wantirna South: +76 Group household, Wantirna South: +13 Other families, Wantirna South: +25 One parent families, Wantirna South: +3 Couples without children, Wantirna South: +77 Couples with children, Wantirna South: -70
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 Wantirna South in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 45.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.8% were one-parent families, compared with 40.1% and 11.4% respectively for the City of Knox.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 18.0% compared to 18.9% in the City of Knox while the proportion of couples without children was 22.9% compared to 24.2% in the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Wantirna South increased by 81 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples without children (+77 households)
  • Lone person (+76 households)
  • Couples with children (-70 households)