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Non-English speakers - Household type

In the City of Knox, 67.8% non-English speakers were in couples with children households.

The City of Knox's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. For the non-English speaking population, only those family members who speak a language other than English at home are counted. Other family members who may speak English at home are not included in the table.

This topic reveals the area's residential role and function for the non-English speaking population and what type of households they are forming. This is likely to be strongly related to Age Structure - while recent migrants are young and likely to form families (and group households in the case of student areas), more established migrant communities may have older families and empty nesters in their mix of households.

To continue building the story of those speaking a language other than English in City of Knox, please look at this topic in conjunction with Age Structure, Household Size and Number of Bedrooms.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

People speaking a language other than English at home, counted in private dwellings

Household type
City of Knox - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Couple with children20,97367.856.317,49968.957.6+3,474
Couple without children5,46917.719.34,15316.418.0+1,316
One parent family2,4167.811.02,0538.111.4+363
Other Family2630.92.02060.82.0+57
Group household3721.24.42441.03.9+128
Lone person household1,4214.67.01,2434.97.0+178
Other non-classifiable household00.00.000.00.00

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 Other non-classifiable household, Greater Melbourne: 0.0% Lone person household, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% Other Family, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% One parent family, Greater Melbourne: 11.0% Couple without children, Greater Melbourne: 19.3% Couple with children, Greater Melbourne: 56.3% Other non-classifiable household, City of Knox: 0.0% Lone person household, City of Knox: 4.6% Group household, City of Knox: 1.2% Other Family, City of Knox: 0.9% One parent family, City of Knox: 7.8% Couple without children, City of Knox: 17.7% Couple with children, City of Knox: 67.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Other non-classifiable household, City of Knox: 0 Lone person household, City of Knox: +178 Group household, City of Knox: +128 Other Family, City of Knox: +57 One parent family, City of Knox: +363 Couple without children, City of Knox: +1,316 Couple with children, City of Knox: +3,474
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types of non-English speakers in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of non-English speakers in couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 67.8% of non-English speakers were in couple families with child(ren), and 7.8% were one-parent families, compared with 56.3% and 11.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There were a lower proportion of non-English speakers in lone person households and a lower proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of non-English speakers in lone person households was 4.6% compared to 7.0% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion in couples without children was 17.7% compared to 19.3% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of non-English speakers in households in City of Knox increased by 5,516 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the family/household types of non-English speakers in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+3,474 persons)
  • Couple without children (+1,316 persons)
  • One parent family (+363 persons)
  • Lone person household (+178 persons)