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Non-English speakers - Household type

In the City of Maroondah, 59.1% non-English speakers were in couples with children households.

The City of Maroondah'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 Maroondah, 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 Maroondah - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Couple with children7,56859.156.35,04857.257.6+2,520
Couple without children2,64120.619.31,76920.018.0+872
One parent family1,2399.711.093310.611.4+306
Other Family1751.42.01361.52.0+39
Group household2902.34.41952.23.9+95
Lone person household8856.97.07258.27.0+160
Other non-classifiable household00.00.0250.30.0-25

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 Maroondah: 0.0% Lone person household, City of Maroondah: 6.9% Group household, City of Maroondah: 2.3% Other Family, City of Maroondah: 1.4% One parent family, City of Maroondah: 9.7% Couple without children, City of Maroondah: 20.6% Couple with children, City of Maroondah: 59.1%
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 Maroondah: -25 Lone person household, City of Maroondah: +160 Group household, City of Maroondah: +95 Other Family, City of Maroondah: +39 One parent family, City of Maroondah: +306 Couple without children, City of Maroondah: +872 Couple with children, City of Maroondah: +2,520
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 Maroondah 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, 59.1% of non-English speakers were in couple families with child(ren), and 9.7% were one-parent families, compared with 56.3% and 11.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There were a similar proportion of non-English speakers in lone person households and a higher proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of non-English speakers in lone person households was 6.9% compared to 7.0% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion in couples without children was 20.6% compared to 19.3% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of non-English speakers in households in City of Maroondah increased by 3,967 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couple with children (+2,520 persons)
  • Couple without children (+872 persons)
  • One parent family (+306 persons)
  • Lone person household (+160 persons)

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