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Life-stages - Household type

In the City of Melton, 82.2% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couples with children households.

The City of Melton's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators.

People form different types of households at different stages in life, so this varies enormously by age group in all areas. This topic is useful, however, in comparing the types of households formed by each age group relative to the benchmark. For instance, in some areas, children may mostly live in couple families, while in others they are mainly in one-parent families. Are elderly parents still living with their extended family or do they have empty nester households?

To continue building the story, the City of Melton's Household Types should be viewed in conjunction with Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Household type
City of Melton - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Couple with children8,20882.284.15,70682.683.2+2,502
Couple without children90.10.700.00.6+9
One parent family1,42514.311.798014.212.2+445
Other Family00.00.100.00.10
Group household00.00.000.00.00
Lone person household00.00.400.00.40
Other non-classifiable household3383.43.02243.23.4+114

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, Victoria: 3.0% Lone person household, Victoria: 0.4% Group household, Victoria: 0.0% Other Family, Victoria: 0.1% One parent family, Victoria: 11.7% Couple without children, Victoria: 0.7% Couple with children, Victoria: 84.1% Other non-classifiable household, City of Melton: 3.4% Lone person household, City of Melton: 0.0% Group household, City of Melton: 0.0% Other Family, City of Melton: 0.0% One parent family, City of Melton: 14.3% Couple without children, City of Melton: 0.1% Couple with children, City of Melton: 82.2%
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 Melton: +114 Lone person household, City of Melton: 0 Group household, City of Melton: 0 Other Family, City of Melton: 0 One parent family, City of Melton: +445 Couple without children, City of Melton: +9 Couple with children, City of Melton: +2,502
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 children aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Victoria, shows that there was a lower proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 82.2% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in couple families with child(ren), and 14.3% were in one-parent families, compared with 84.1% and 11.7% respectively for Victoria.

There was a similar proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households and a lower proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in lone person households was 0.0% compared to 0.4% in Victoria while the proportion of couples without children was 0.1% compared to 0.7% in Victoria.

Emerging groups

The number of children aged 0 to 4 years in households in City of Melton increased by 3,070 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types for people aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+2,502 persons)
  • One parent family (+445 persons)