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In the City of Melton, 43% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 34% in Greater Melbourne.

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.

To continue building the story, the City of Melton's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Households with Children, Households without Children, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

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

Households

Household type
City of Melton20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children15,75043.433.611,57944.333.5+4,171
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children7,68721.223.55,62521.522.9+2,062
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families4,70113.010.43,33912.810.4+1,362
Other families
3841.11.42390.91.4+145
map this data in atlas.idGroup household7622.14.55091.94.2+253
map this data in atlas.idLone person5,68815.722.33,90314.922.5+1,785
Other not classifiable household
1,1753.23.48663.34.3+309
Visitor only households
1480.40.91000.40.7+48

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 Lone person, Greater Melbourne: 22.3% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Other families, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Melbourne: 10.4% Couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 23.5% Couples with children, Greater Melbourne: 33.6% Lone person, City of Melton: 15.7% Group household, City of Melton: 2.1% Other families, City of Melton: 1.1% One parent families, City of Melton: 13.0% Couples without children, City of Melton: 21.2% Couples with children, City of Melton: 43.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, City of Melton: +1,785 Group household, City of Melton: +253 Other families, City of Melton: +145 One parent families, City of Melton: +1,362 Couples without children, City of Melton: +2,062 Couples with children, City of Melton: +4,171
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 43.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.0% were one-parent families, compared with 33.6% and 10.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 15.7% compared to 22.3% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 21.2% compared to 23.5% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Melton increased by 10,135 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+4,171 households)
  • Couples without children (+2,062 households)
  • Lone person (+1,785 households)
  • One parent families (+1,362 households)