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In Doncaster East, 41% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 41% in City of Manningham.

Doncaster East'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, Doncaster East'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
Doncaster East20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children3,90840.841.03,95542.742.2-47
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,44925.627.02,32625.126.5+123
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,03210.89.492910.09.1+103
Other families
1221.31.21231.31.2-1
map this data in atlas.idGroup household2152.22.01731.91.7+41
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,62316.917.21,54216.616.5+81
Other not classifiable household
1811.91.71801.92.20
Visitor only households
490.50.6440.50.5+5

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 Manningham: 17.2% Group household, City of Manningham: 2.0% Other families, City of Manningham: 1.2% One parent families, City of Manningham: 9.4% Couples without children, City of Manningham: 27.0% Couples with children, City of Manningham: 41.0% Lone person, Doncaster East: 16.9% Group household, Doncaster East: 2.2% Other families, Doncaster East: 1.3% One parent families, Doncaster East: 10.8% Couples without children, Doncaster East: 25.6% Couples with children, Doncaster East: 40.8%
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, Doncaster East: +81 Group household, Doncaster East: +41 Other families, Doncaster East: -1 One parent families, Doncaster East: +103 Couples without children, Doncaster East: +123 Couples with children, Doncaster East: -47
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 Doncaster East in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a similar proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 40.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.8% were one-parent families, compared with 41.0% and 9.4% respectively for City of Manningham.

There were a similar proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 16.9% compared to 17.2% in City of Manningham while the proportion of couples without children was 25.6% compared to 27.0% in City of Manningham.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Doncaster East increased by 305 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Doncaster East between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples without children (+123 households)
  • One parent families (+103 households)
  • Lone person (+81 households)