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In Melton South, 25% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 43% in the City of Melton.

Melton South'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, Melton South'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
Melton South20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children86225.143.498930.544.3-127
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children71620.821.261218.921.5+104
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families61217.813.062019.112.8-8
Other families
671.91.1401.20.9+27
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1173.42.1892.81.9+28
map this data in atlas.idLone person86925.315.774322.914.9+126
Other not classifiable household
1815.33.21294.03.3+52
Visitor only households
120.30.4180.60.4-6

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, Melton South: 25.3% Group household, Melton South: 3.4% Other families, Melton South: 1.9% One parent families, Melton South: 17.8% Couples without children, Melton South: 20.8% Couples with children, Melton South: 25.1%
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, Melton South: +126 Group household, Melton South: +28 Other families, Melton South: +27 One parent families, Melton South: -8 Couples without children, Melton South: +104 Couples with children, Melton South: -127
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 Melton South in 2011 compared to the 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, 25.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 17.8% were one-parent families, compared with 43.4% and 13.0% respectively for the City of Melton.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a similar proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 25.3% compared to 15.7% in the City of Melton while the proportion of couples without children was 20.8% compared to 21.2% in the City of Melton.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Melton South increased by 194 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Melton South between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (-127 households)
  • Lone person (+126 households)
  • Couples without children (+104 households)