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In Melton, 24% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, 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)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children76723.843.476524.343.4+1
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children64920.219.872923.221.2-79
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families55617.313.256818.113.0-12
Other families
411.31.1280.91.1+12
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1173.62.21003.22.1+17
map this data in atlas.idLone person88427.515.386327.415.7+21
Other not classifiable household
1855.84.8752.43.2+110
Visitor only households
180.60.4160.50.4+1

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, Melton: 27.5% Group household, Melton: 3.6% Other families, Melton: 1.3% One parent families, Melton: 17.3% Couples without children, Melton: 20.2% Couples with children, Melton: 23.8%
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, Melton: +21 Group household, Melton: +17 Other families, Melton: +12 One parent families, Melton: -12 Couples without children, Melton: -79 Couples with children, Melton: +1
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 Melton in 2016 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, 23.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 17.3% were one-parent families, compared with 43.4% and 13.2% respectively for 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 27.5% compared to 15.3% in City of Melton while the proportion of couples without children was 20.2% compared to 19.8% in City of Melton.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Melton increased by 70 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in family/household types in Melton between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Couples without children (-79 households)

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