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In Melton West, 38% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 43% in the City of Melton.

Melton West'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 West'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 West20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,87538.443.41,47743.544.3+398
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,10022.521.278423.121.5+316
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families73014.913.052015.312.8+210
Other families
541.11.1220.60.9+32
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1352.82.1551.61.9+81
map this data in atlas.idLone person77115.815.743012.614.9+342
Other not classifiable household
2034.23.2902.63.3+114
Visitor only households
140.30.4210.60.4-7

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 West: 15.8% Group household, Melton West: 2.8% Other families, Melton West: 1.1% One parent families, Melton West: 14.9% Couples without children, Melton West: 22.5% Couples with children, Melton West: 38.4%
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 West: +342 Group household, Melton West: +81 Other families, Melton West: +32 One parent families, Melton West: +210 Couples without children, Melton West: +316 Couples with children, Melton West: +398
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 West 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, 38.4% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 14.9% were one-parent families, compared with 43.4% and 13.0% respectively for the City of Melton.

There were a similar proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 15.8% compared to 15.7% in the City of Melton while the proportion of couples without children was 22.5% compared to 21.2% in the City of Melton.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Melton West increased by 1,484 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples with children (+398 households)
  • Lone person (+342 households)
  • Couples without children (+316 households)
  • One parent families (+210 households)