In Ringwood North, 44% of households are made up of couples with children compared with 34% in the City of Maroondah.
Ringwood North'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, Ringwood North'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 by type||Number||%||City of Maroondah||Number||%||City of Maroondah||2006 to 2011|
|Couples with children||1,402||44.2||34.0||1,400||44.9||33.8||+2||19500|
|Couples without children||847||26.7||24.2||804||25.8||24.0||+43||19501|
|One parent families||298||9.4||11.6||295||9.5||11.3||+3||19502|
|Other not classifiable household||52||1.6||1.6||51||1.6||2.6||+1||19506|
|Visitor only households||16||0.5||0.5||13||0.4||0.4||+3||19507|
Analysis of the household/family types in Ringwood North in 2011 compared to the City of Maroondah shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 44.2% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.4% were one-parent families, compared with 34.0% and 11.6% respectively for the City of Maroondah.
There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 15.5% compared to 24.2% in the City of Maroondah while the proportion of couples without children was 26.7% compared to 24.2% in the City of Maroondah.
The number of households in Ringwood North increased by 52 between 2006 and 2011.
There were no major differences in Ringwood North between 2006 and 2011.