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In Melton, 24% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 43% in City of Melton.

Melton'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'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 - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children76524.343.482228.344.3-57
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children72923.221.265122.421.5+78
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families56818.113.048616.812.8+82
Other families
280.91.1210.70.9+8
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1003.22.1732.51.9+27
map this data in atlas.idLone person86327.415.772224.914.9+141
Other not classifiable household
752.43.21083.73.3-33
Visitor only households
160.50.4160.60.4+1

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: 27.4% Group household, Melton: 3.2% Other families, Melton: 0.9% One parent families, Melton: 18.1% Couples without children, Melton: 23.2% Couples with children, Melton: 24.3%
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: +141 Group household, Melton: +27 Other families, Melton: +8 One parent families, Melton: +82 Couples without children, Melton: +78 Couples with children, Melton: -57
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 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, 24.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 18.1% were one-parent families, compared with 43.4% and 13.0% respectively for City of Melton.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 27.4% compared to 15.7% in City of Melton while the proportion of couples without children was 23.2% compared to 21.2% in City of Melton.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Melton increased by 247 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Lone person (+141 households)
  • One parent families (+82 households)
  • Couples without children (+78 households)
  • Couples with children (-57 households)

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