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In Melton Township, 33% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 43% in the City of Melton.

Melton Township'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 Township'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 Township20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children5,50433.143.44,78237.644.3+722
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,78222.721.22,76021.721.5+1,022
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families2,63315.813.02,07016.312.8+563
Other families
2011.21.11040.80.9+97
map this data in atlas.idGroup household4672.82.12852.21.9+182
map this data in atlas.idLone person3,33820.115.72,28317.914.9+1,055
Other not classifiable household
6433.93.23833.03.3+260
Visitor only households
660.40.4620.50.4+4

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 Township: 20.1% Group household, Melton Township: 2.8% Other families, Melton Township: 1.2% One parent families, Melton Township: 15.8% Couples without children, Melton Township: 22.7% Couples with children, Melton Township: 33.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Melton Township: +1,055 Group household, Melton Township: +182 Other families, Melton Township: +97 One parent families, Melton Township: +563 Couples without children, Melton Township: +1,022 Couples with children, Melton Township: +722
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 Township 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, 33.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 15.8% 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 higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 20.1% compared to 15.7% in the City of Melton while the proportion of couples without children was 22.7% compared to 21.2% in the City of Melton.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Melton Township increased by 3,905 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Lone person (+1,055 households)
  • Couples without children (+1,022 households)
  • Couples with children (+722 households)
  • One parent families (+563 households)