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In the City of Maroondah, 34% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 34% in Greater Melbourne.

The City of Maroondah'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, the City of Maroondah'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
City of Maroondah - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children9,50724.223.59,01724.022.9+490
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families4,54511.610.44,26111.310.4+284
Other families
4321.11.43941.01.4+38
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,0872.84.51,0592.84.2+28
map this data in atlas.idLone person9,48924.222.39,00024.022.5+489
Other not classifiable household
6381.63.49882.64.3-350
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children13,32334.033.612,68533.833.5+638
Visitor only households
2140.50.91570.40.7+57

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 Couples with children, Greater Melbourne: 33.6% Lone person, Greater Melbourne: 22.3% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Other families, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Melbourne: 10.4% Couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 23.5% Couples with children, City of Maroondah: 34.0% Lone person, City of Maroondah: 24.2% Group household, City of Maroondah: 2.8% Other families, City of Maroondah: 1.1% One parent families, City of Maroondah: 11.6% Couples without children, City of Maroondah: 24.2%
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 Couples with children, City of Maroondah: +638 Lone person, City of Maroondah: +489 Group household, City of Maroondah: +28 Other families, City of Maroondah: +38 One parent families, City of Maroondah: +284 Couples without children, City of Maroondah: +490
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 the City of Maroondah in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 34.0% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 11.6% were one-parent families, compared with 33.6% and 10.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 24.2% compared to 22.3% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 24.2% compared to 23.5% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Maroondah increased by 1,674 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Maroondah between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+638 households)
  • Couples without children (+490 households)
  • Lone person (+489 households)
  • One parent families (+284 households)

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