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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

Household type
City of Melton - Recent arrivals2011
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne
Couple with children3,99874.047.8
Couple without children77314.323.7
One parent family3576.66.2
Other Family751.43.7
Group household1172.213.9
Lone person household801.54.5
Other non-classifiable household00.00.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 (Enumerated data). Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Household type, 2011
Household type, 2011 Other non-classifiable household, Greater Melbourne: 0.1% Lone person household, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 13.9% Other Family, Greater Melbourne: 3.7% One parent family, Greater Melbourne: 6.2% Couple without children, Greater Melbourne: 23.7% Couple with children, Greater Melbourne: 47.8% Other non-classifiable household, City of Melton: 0.0% Lone person household, City of Melton: 1.5% Group household, City of Melton: 2.2% Other Family, City of Melton: 1.4% One parent family, City of Melton: 6.6% Couple without children, City of Melton: 14.3% Couple with children, City of Melton: 74.0%
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 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.