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In Mitcham, 26% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 33% in the City of Mitcham.

Mitcham'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, Mitcham'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
Mitcham20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children19225.633.119527.132.3-2
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children19826.327.417925.027.0+19
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families587.78.68011.18.8-22
Other families
101.31.160.81.1+4
map this data in atlas.idGroup household131.73.3233.23.3-10
map this data in atlas.idLone person24332.424.220929.224.9+34
Other not classifiable household
91.21.5192.72.0-10
Visitor only households
293.80.860.80.7+23

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, Mitcham: 32.4% Group household, Mitcham: 1.7% Other families, Mitcham: 1.3% One parent families, Mitcham: 7.7% Couples without children, Mitcham: 26.3% Couples with children, Mitcham: 25.6%
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, Mitcham: +34 Group household, Mitcham: -10 Other families, Mitcham: +4 One parent families, Mitcham: -22 Couples without children, Mitcham: +19 Couples with children, Mitcham: -2
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 Mitcham 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 lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 25.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 7.7% 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 32.4% compared to 24.2% in the City of Mitcham while the proportion of couples without children was 26.3% compared to 27.4% in the City of Mitcham.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Mitcham increased by 35 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Mitcham between 2006 and 2011.