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In Brookfield, 40% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 43% in City of Melton.

Brookfield'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, Brookfield'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)?’


Household type
Brookfield - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,20840.343.479939.343.4+409
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children64321.419.852025.621.2+123
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families41713.913.225412.513.0+164
Other families
map this data in atlas.idGroup household632.12.2391.92.1+25
map this data in atlas.idLone person49916.615.333916.715.7+160
Other not classifiable household
Visitor only households

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household type, 2016
Household type, 2016 Lone person, City of Melton: 15.3% Group household, City of Melton: 2.2% Other families, City of Melton: 1.1% One parent families, City of Melton: 13.2% Couples without children, City of Melton: 19.8% Couples with children, City of Melton: 43.4% Lone person, Brookfield: 16.6% Group household, Brookfield: 2.1% Other families, Brookfield: 1.6% One parent families, Brookfield: 13.9% Couples without children, Brookfield: 21.4% Couples with children, Brookfield: 40.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, Brookfield: +160 Group household, Brookfield: +25 Other families, Brookfield: +26 One parent families, Brookfield: +164 Couples without children, Brookfield: +123 Couples with children, Brookfield: +409
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in Brookfield in 2016 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 40.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.9% were one-parent families, compared with 43.4% and 13.2% respectively for City of Melton.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 16.6% compared to 15.3% in City of Melton while the proportion of couples without children was 21.4% compared to 19.8% in City of Melton.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Brookfield increased by 968 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in Brookfield between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+409 households)
  • One parent families (+164 households)
  • Lone person (+160 households)
  • Couples without children (+123 households)