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In Melrose Park, 24% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 33% in the City of Mitcham.

Melrose Park'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, Melrose Park'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
Melrose Park20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children23023.833.120421.332.3+26
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children21722.527.422923.927.0-12
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families11211.68.610010.48.8+12
Other families
70.71.1171.81.1-10
map this data in atlas.idGroup household444.63.3303.13.3+14
map this data in atlas.idLone person34035.224.234135.624.9-1
Other not classifiable household
90.91.5282.92.0-19
Visitor only households
60.60.8101.00.7-4

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 Mitcham: 24.2% Group household, City of Mitcham: 3.3% Other families, City of Mitcham: 1.1% One parent families, City of Mitcham: 8.6% Couples without children, City of Mitcham: 27.4% Couples with children, City of Mitcham: 33.1% Lone person, Melrose Park: 35.2% Group household, Melrose Park: 4.6% Other families, Melrose Park: 0.7% One parent families, Melrose Park: 11.6% Couples without children, Melrose Park: 22.5% Couples with children, Melrose Park: 23.8%
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, Melrose Park: -1 Group household, Melrose Park: +14 Other families, Melrose Park: -10 One parent families, Melrose Park: +12 Couples without children, Melrose Park: -12 Couples with children, Melrose Park: +26
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 Melrose Park in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham 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 11.6% were one-parent families, compared with 33.1% and 8.6% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 35.2% compared to 24.2% in the City of Mitcham while the proportion of couples without children was 22.5% compared to 27.4% in the City of Mitcham.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Melrose Park increased by 6 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Melrose Park between 2006 and 2011.