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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Household type

In Dandenong Foothills Policy Area, 35% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 40% in the City of Knox.

Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children3,81835.440.13,72035.241.6+98
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,60424.124.22,49723.623.0+107
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,27411.811.41,30512.311.4-31
Other families
1061.01.1920.91.0+14
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2992.82.43112.92.4-11
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,42422.418.92,39722.718.3+27
Other not classifiable household
2382.21.52021.92.0+36
Visitor only households
340.30.5460.40.4-12

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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 22.4% Group household, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 2.8% Other families, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.0% One parent families, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 11.8% Couples without children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 24.1% Couples with children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 35.4%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +27 Group household, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -11 Other families, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +14 One parent families, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -31 Couples without children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +107 Couples with children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 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 similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 35.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 11.8% 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 similar proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 22.4% compared to 18.9% in the City of Knox while the proportion of couples without children was 24.1% compared to 24.2% in the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area increased by 228 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples without children (+107 households)
  • Couples with children (+98 households)