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In Glen Waverley, 39% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 36% in City of Monash.

Glen Waverley'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, Glen Waverley'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
Glen Waverley20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children5,46739.535.65,44940.135.3+18
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,55125.725.33,55026.125.6+1
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,45210.59.61,2369.19.3+216
Other families
1971.41.82011.51.8-4
map this data in atlas.idGroup household4183.05.43202.45.0+98
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,38217.219.32,33417.219.1+48
Other not classifiable household
3022.22.43872.83.2-85
Visitor only households
750.50.81140.80.7-39

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 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% Lone person, Glen Waverley: 17.2% Group household, Glen Waverley: 3.0% Other families, Glen Waverley: 1.4% One parent families, Glen Waverley: 10.5% Couples without children, Glen Waverley: 25.7% Couples with children, Glen Waverley: 39.5%
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, Glen Waverley: +48 Group household, Glen Waverley: +98 Other families, Glen Waverley: -4 One parent families, Glen Waverley: +216 Couples without children, Glen Waverley: +1 Couples with children, Glen Waverley: +18
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 Glen Waverley in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 39.5% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.5% were one-parent families, compared with 35.6% and 9.6% respectively for City of Monash.

There were a lower proportion of lone person households and a similar proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 17.2% compared to 19.3% in City of Monash while the proportion of couples without children was 25.7% compared to 25.3% in City of Monash.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Glen Waverley increased by 253 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Glen Waverley between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • One parent families (+216 households)
  • Group household (+98 households)