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In Caroline Springs, 51% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 43% in the City of Melton.

Caroline Springs'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, Caroline Springs'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
Caroline Springs20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children3,35651.143.41,97748.744.3+1,379
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,35520.621.289422.021.5+462
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families69810.613.03618.912.8+337
Other families
400.61.1380.90.9+2
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1041.62.1671.61.9+37
map this data in atlas.idLone person79812.115.753513.214.9+263
Other not classifiable household
1922.93.21704.23.3+22
Visitor only households
300.50.4160.40.4+14

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, 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% Lone person, Caroline Springs: 12.1% Group household, Caroline Springs: 1.6% Other families, Caroline Springs: 0.6% One parent families, Caroline Springs: 10.6% Couples without children, Caroline Springs: 20.6% Couples with children, Caroline Springs: 51.1%
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, Caroline Springs: +263 Group household, Caroline Springs: +37 Other families, Caroline Springs: +2 One parent families, Caroline Springs: +337 Couples without children, Caroline Springs: +462 Couples with children, Caroline Springs: +1,379
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 Caroline Springs in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 51.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.6% were one-parent families, compared with 43.4% and 13.0% respectively for the City of Melton.

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 12.1% compared to 15.7% in the City of Melton while the proportion of couples without children was 20.6% compared to 21.2% in the City of Melton.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Caroline Springs increased by 2,516 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Caroline Springs between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+1,379 households)
  • Couples without children (+462 households)
  • One parent families (+337 households)
  • Lone person (+263 households)