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Overseas born - Household type

In the City of Knox, 56.5% of people born overseas 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 overseas-born population, only those family members who were born overseas are counted. Other family members who were born in Australia or did not state their birthplace are not included in the table. However, if multiple household members were born overseas, the household will be counted twice at this topic.

This topic reveals the area's residential role and function for the overseas-born 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 the overseas-born community 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 born overseas, counted in private dwellings

Household type
City of Knox - Overseas born20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Couple with children22,81056.547.420,56357.448.3+2,247
Couple without children10,23025.426.38,69224.325.3+1,538
One parent family3,1267.79.32,8798.09.7+247
Other Family3380.81.92670.71.9+71
Group household6871.75.65171.44.8+170
Lone person household3,1537.89.62,8978.110.1+256
Other non-classifiable household00.00.040.00.0-4

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 Other non-classifiable household, Greater Melbourne: 0.0% Lone person household, Greater Melbourne: 9.6% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% Other Family, Greater Melbourne: 1.9% One parent family, Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Couple without children, Greater Melbourne: 26.3% Couple with children, Greater Melbourne: 47.4% Other non-classifiable household, City of Knox: 0.0% Lone person household, City of Knox: 7.8% Group household, City of Knox: 1.7% Other Family, City of Knox: 0.8% One parent family, City of Knox: 7.7% Couple without children, City of Knox: 25.4% Couple with children, City of Knox: 56.5%
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: -4 Lone person household, City of Knox: +256 Group household, City of Knox: +170 Other Family, City of Knox: +71 One parent family, City of Knox: +247 Couple without children, City of Knox: +1,538 Couple with children, City of Knox: +2,247
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 for people born overseas in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that there was a higher proportion of people born overseas in couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 56.5% of people born overseas were in couple families with child(ren), and 7.7% were in one-parent families, compared with 47.4% and 9.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There were a lower proportion of people born overseas in lone person households and a lower proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of people born overseas in lone person households was 7.8% compared to 9.6% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion in couples without children was 25.4% compared to 26.3% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of people born overseas in households in City of Knox increased by 4,525 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types of people born overseas in the City of Knox 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+2,247 persons)
  • Couple without children (+1,538 persons)
  • Lone person household (+256 persons)
  • One parent family (+247 persons)