City of Melton
Recent arrivals - Household type
In the City of Melton, 74.0% of recent arrivals were in couples with children households.
The City of Melton's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. For recent arrivals only those family members who arrived in the 5 years prior to Census are counted. Other family members may have arrived at different times or been born in Australia.
It reveals the area's residential role and function for migrants and what type of households they are forming. Migrants may form mainly family households, or can be lone person or group households, particularly in student areas.
Derived from the Census question:
‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’
People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in private dwellings
|City of Melton - Recent arrivals||2011|
|Households by type||Number||%||Greater Melbourne|
|Couple with children||3,998||74.0||47.8||19500|
|Couple without children||773||14.3||23.7||19501|
|One parent family||357||6.6||6.2||19502|
|Lone person household||80||1.5||4.5||19505|
|Other non-classifiable household||0||0.0||0.1||19506|
|Total people in private dwellings||5,400||100.0||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 (Enumerated data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window) , the population experts.
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Analysis of the household/family types of recent arrivals in the City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion of recent arrivals in couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion in one-parent families compared to Greater Melbourne in 2011. Overall, 74.0% of recent arrivals were in couple families with child(ren) and 6.6% were in one-parent families, compared with 47.8% and 6.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.
There were a lower proportion of recent arrivals in lone person households and a lower proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of recent arrivals in lone person households was 1.5% compared to 4.5% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion in couples without children was 14.3% compared to 23.7% in Greater Melbourne.