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Caroline Springs

Household type

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In Caroline Springs, 51% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 43% in 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 Springs - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children3,85651.443.43,35851.143.4+498
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,31817.619.81,35520.621.2-38
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families85911.513.269810.613.0+160
Other families
550.71.1400.61.1+15
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1101.52.21041.62.1+6
map this data in atlas.idLone person93712.515.379812.115.7+139
Other not classifiable household
3444.64.81922.93.2+152
Visitor only households
180.20.4300.50.4-12

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, Caroline Springs: 12.5% Group household, Caroline Springs: 1.5% Other families, Caroline Springs: 0.7% One parent families, Caroline Springs: 11.5% Couples without children, Caroline Springs: 17.6% Couples with children, Caroline Springs: 51.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, Caroline Springs: +139 Group household, Caroline Springs: +6 Other families, Caroline Springs: +15 One parent families, Caroline Springs: +160 Couples without children, Caroline Springs: -38 Couples with children, Caroline Springs: +498
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 compared to 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, 51.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 11.5% were one-parent families, compared with 43.4% and 13.2% respectively for 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 12.5% compared to 15.3% in City of Melton while the proportion of couples without children was 17.6% compared to 19.8% in City of Melton.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Caroline Springs increased by 920 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Couples with children (+498 households)
  • One parent families (+160 households)
  • Lone person (+139 households)

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