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Non-English speakers - Household type

In the City of Melton, 69.2% non-English speakers were in couples with children households.

The City of Melton's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. For the non-English speaking population, only those family members who speak a language other than English at home are counted. Other family members who may speak English at home are not included in the table.

This topic reveals the area's residential role and function for the non-English speaking population and what type of households they are forming. This is likely to be strongly related to Age Structure - while recent migrants are young and likely to form families (and group households in the case of student areas), more established migrant communities may have older families and empty nesters in their mix of households.

To continue building the story of those speaking a language other than English in City of Melton, please look at this topic in conjunction with Age Structure, Household Size and Number of Bedrooms.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People speaking a language other than English at home, counted in private dwellings

Household type
City of Melton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Couple with children21,70369.256.313,45170.857.6+8,252
Couple without children4,50714.419.32,78314.618.0+1,724
One parent family3,26010.411.01,7359.111.4+1,525
Other Family3011.02.01400.72.0+161
Group household3291.04.41260.73.9+203
Lone person household1,2434.07.07473.97.0+496
Other non-classifiable household00.00.0150.10.0-15

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 Other non-classifiable household, Greater Melbourne: 0.0% Lone person household, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% Other Family, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% One parent family, Greater Melbourne: 11.0% Couple without children, Greater Melbourne: 19.3% Couple with children, Greater Melbourne: 56.3% Other non-classifiable household, City of Melton: 0.0% Lone person household, City of Melton: 4.0% Group household, City of Melton: 1.0% Other Family, City of Melton: 1.0% One parent family, City of Melton: 10.4% Couple without children, City of Melton: 14.4% Couple with children, City of Melton: 69.2%
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 Other non-classifiable household, City of Melton: -15 Lone person household, City of Melton: +496 Group household, City of Melton: +203 Other Family, City of Melton: +161 One parent family, City of Melton: +1,525 Couple without children, City of Melton: +1,724 Couple with children, City of Melton: +8,252
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 non-English speakers in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of non-English speakers in couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 69.2% of non-English speakers were in couple families with child(ren), and 10.4% were one-parent families, compared with 56.3% and 11.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There were a lower proportion of non-English speakers in lone person households and a lower proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of non-English speakers in lone person households was 4.0% compared to 7.0% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion in couples without children was 14.4% compared to 19.3% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of non-English speakers in households in City of Melton increased by 12,346 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the family/household types of non-English speakers in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+8,252 persons)
  • Couple without children (+1,724 persons)
  • One parent family (+1,525 persons)
  • Lone person household (+496 persons)