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Low income households - Household type

In the City of Melton, 11.1% of households were made up of couples with children compared with 6.0% in Victoria.

The City of 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.

This topic breaks down household and family type specifically for those households on low incomes (relative to national averages). There may be correlations with specific household types. For example, an area with many pensioners on low incomes is likely to have a large number of couples without children and lone person households.

Note that household income is connected to household size - the potential for a lone person household to have a high income is less than for a household containing 5 adults. This may skew the results a little to the smaller household types when comparing to the total population, but should not affect geographic comparisons.

To continue building the story, the City of Melton's household and family types should be viewed in conjunction with Age Structure and Dwelling Types.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Low income households in private dwellings

Household type
City of Melton - Low income households20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Couple with children59211.16.039612.26.2+196
Couple without children1,11520.921.477923.923.7+336
One parent family1,14921.512.164419.811.2+505
Other Family450.81.0290.91.2+16
Group household521.02.1471.42.5+5
Lone person household2,38344.757.41,36041.855.1+1,023
Other non-classifiable household00.00.000.00.00

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 household, Victoria: 57.4% Group household, Victoria: 2.1% Other Family, Victoria: 1.0% One parent family, Victoria: 12.1% Couple without children, Victoria: 21.4% Couple with children, Victoria: 6.0% Lone person household, City of Melton: 44.7% Group household, City of Melton: 1.0% Other Family, City of Melton: 0.8% One parent family, City of Melton: 21.5% Couple without children, City of Melton: 20.9% Couple with children, City of Melton: 11.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person household, City of Melton: +1,023 Group household, City of Melton: +5 Other Family, City of Melton: +16 One parent family, City of Melton: +505 Couple without children, City of Melton: +336 Couple with children, City of Melton: +196
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types of low income households in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 11.1% of low income households were couple families with child(ren), and 21.5% one-parent families, compared with 6.0% and 12.1% respectively for Victoria.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of low income lone person households was 44.7% compared to 57.4% for Victoria while the proportion in couples without children was 20.9% compared to 21.4% for Victoria.

Emerging groups

The number of low income households in City of Melton increased by 2,081 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types of low income households in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person household (+1,023 households)
  • One parent family (+505 households)
  • Couple without children (+336 households)
  • Couple with children (+196 households)