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In the City of Monash, 36% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 34% 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 Monash20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children21,80335.633.620,90235.333.5+901
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children15,47925.323.515,16725.622.9+312
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families5,8939.610.45,5159.310.4+378
Other families
1,0961.81.41,0591.81.4+37
map this data in atlas.idGroup household3,2955.44.52,9465.04.2+349
map this data in atlas.idLone person11,80619.322.311,27219.122.5+534
Other not classifiable household
1,4662.43.41,8773.24.3-411
Visitor only households
4600.80.94140.70.7+46

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, Greater Melbourne: 22.3% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Other families, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Melbourne: 10.4% Couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 23.5% Couples with children, Greater Melbourne: 33.6% Lone person, City of Monash: 19.3% Group household, City of Monash: 5.4% Other families, City of Monash: 1.8% One parent families, City of Monash: 9.6% Couples without children, City of Monash: 25.3% Couples with children, City of Monash: 35.6%
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, City of Monash: +534 Group household, City of Monash: +349 Other families, City of Monash: +37 One parent families, City of Monash: +378 Couples without children, City of Monash: +312 Couples with children, City of Monash: +901
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 the City of Monash in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 35.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.6% were one-parent families, compared with 33.6% and 10.4% 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 19.3% compared to 22.3% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 25.3% compared to 23.5% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Monash increased by 2,146 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Monash between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+901 households)
  • Lone person (+534 households)
  • One parent families (+378 households)
  • Group household (+349 households)