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In Harkness, 39% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 43% in City of Melton.

Harkness'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, Harkness'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
Harkness - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children72438.943.437544.244.3+348
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children43523.421.222025.921.5+215
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families27314.713.010612.512.8+166
Other families
170.91.100.00.9+17
map this data in atlas.idGroup household573.12.1162.01.9+41
map this data in atlas.idLone person25813.915.78810.414.9+171
Other not classifiable household
894.83.2344.13.3+55
Visitor only households
60.40.460.80.40

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, Harkness: 13.9% Group household, Harkness: 3.1% Other families, Harkness: 0.9% One parent families, Harkness: 14.7% Couples without children, Harkness: 23.4% Couples with children, Harkness: 38.9%
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, Harkness: +171 Group household, Harkness: +41 Other families, Harkness: +17 One parent families, Harkness: +166 Couples without children, Harkness: +215 Couples with children, Harkness: +348
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 Harkness in 2011 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, 38.9% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 14.7% were one-parent families, compared with 43.4% and 13.0% respectively for City of Melton.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 13.9% compared to 15.7% in City of Melton while the proportion of couples without children was 23.4% compared to 21.2% in City of Melton.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Harkness increased by 1,012 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples with children (+348 households)
  • Couples without children (+215 households)
  • Lone person (+171 households)
  • One parent families (+166 households)

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