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Need for assistance - Household type

In the City of Melton, 41.8% of people reporting a need for assistance were in couples with children households.

The City of Melton'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.

For persons with a disability or need for assistance with core activities, the household type topic can reveal the extent to which they live alone (and therefore may require outside assistance) or have other family members available to assist. It is also likely to be correlated with age.

Please note that people with a disability living in an institutional form of accommodation (e.g. Hostel for the aged or disabled) are not considered to be part of a household but are included as "Not applicable" in this topic.

To continue building the story, the City of Melton's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Age Structure and Dwelling Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People with a need for assistance, counted in private dwellings

Household type
City of Melton - Need for assistance20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Couple with children1,70941.832.61,06944.831.5+640
Couple without children1,04025.427.458624.527.9+454
One parent family83520.417.642517.816.0+410
Other family461.11.3170.71.4+29
Group household1042.53.1853.64.0+19
Lone person household3568.717.92028.519.2+154
Other non-classifiable household00.00.030.10.0-3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
City of Melton - Need for assistance20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Private dwellings4,09091.982.22,38789.480.9+1,703
Non-private dwellings3598.117.828210.619.1+77

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: 17.9% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Other family, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% One parent family, Greater Melbourne: 17.6% Couple without children, Greater Melbourne: 27.4% Couple with children, Greater Melbourne: 32.6% Other non-classifiable household, City of Melton: 0.0% Lone person household, City of Melton: 8.7% Group household, City of Melton: 2.5% Other family, City of Melton: 1.1% One parent family, City of Melton: 20.4% Couple without children, City of Melton: 25.4% Couple with children, City of Melton: 41.8%
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: -3 Lone person household, City of Melton: +154 Group household, City of Melton: +19 Other family, City of Melton: +29 One parent family, City of Melton: +410 Couple without children, City of Melton: +454 Couple with children, City of Melton: +640
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 people reporting a need for assistance in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people needing assistance in couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 41.8% of people reporting a need for assistance were in couple families with child(ren), and 20.4% were in one-parent families, compared with 32.6% and 17.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There was a lower proportion of people reporting a need for assistance in lone person households and a lower proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of people with a need for assistance in lone person households was 8.7% compared to 17.9% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion in couples without children was 25.4% compared to 27.4% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number people in private dwellings reporting a need for assistance in City of Melton increased by 1,703 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the family/household types of people reporting a need for assistance in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+640 persons)
  • Couple without children (+454 persons)
  • One parent family (+410 persons)
  • Lone person household (+154 persons)