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Household type

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In the City of Monash, 36% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 33% in Greater Melbourne.

The City of Monash'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, the City of Monash'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
City of Monash - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children23,36236.033.521,80335.633.6+1,559
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children15,30423.622.915,47925.323.5-175
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families6,2189.610.15,8939.610.4+325
Other families
1,1011.71.41,0961.81.4+5
map this data in atlas.idGroup household3,9546.14.73,2955.44.5+659
map this data in atlas.idLone person12,28818.922.011,80619.322.3+482
Other not classifiable household
2,1353.34.51,4662.43.4+669
Visitor only households
5550.90.94600.80.9+95

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household type, 2016
Household type, 2016 Lone person, Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Other families, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 22.9% Couples with children, Greater Melbourne: 33.5% Lone person, City of Monash: 18.9% Group household, City of Monash: 6.1% Other families, City of Monash: 1.7% One parent families, City of Monash: 9.6% Couples without children, City of Monash: 23.6% Couples with children, City of Monash: 36.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, City of Monash: +482 Group household, City of Monash: +659 Other families, City of Monash: +5 One parent families, City of Monash: +325 Couples without children, City of Monash: -175 Couples with children, City of Monash: +1,559
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in the City of Monash in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 36.0% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.6% were one-parent families, compared with 33.5% and 10.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 18.9% compared to 22.0% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 23.6% compared to 22.9% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Monash increased by 3,619 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Monash between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+1,559 households)
  • Group household (+659 households)
  • Lone person (+482 households)
  • One parent families (+325 households)

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