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In Mount Waverley, 37% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 36% in City of Monash.

Mount 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, Mount 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
Mount Waverley20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children4,38636.835.64,06335.035.3+323
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,12726.325.33,30628.525.6-179
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,1679.89.61,0569.19.3+111
Other families
1421.21.81661.41.8-24
map this data in atlas.idGroup household4273.65.43342.95.0+93
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,41520.319.32,31519.919.1+100
Other not classifiable household
1731.52.43222.83.2-149
Visitor only households
700.60.8580.50.7+12

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, Mount Waverley: 20.3% Group household, Mount Waverley: 3.6% Other families, Mount Waverley: 1.2% One parent families, Mount Waverley: 9.8% Couples without children, Mount Waverley: 26.3% Couples with children, Mount Waverley: 36.8%
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, Mount Waverley: +100 Group household, Mount Waverley: +93 Other families, Mount Waverley: -24 One parent families, Mount Waverley: +111 Couples without children, Mount Waverley: -179 Couples with children, Mount Waverley: +323
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 Mount 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 similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 36.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.8% were one-parent families, compared with 35.6% and 9.6% respectively for City of Monash.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 20.3% compared to 19.3% in City of Monash while the proportion of couples without children was 26.3% compared to 25.3% in City of Monash.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Mount Waverley increased by 287 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples with children (+323 households)
  • Couples without children (-179 households)
  • One parent families (+111 households)
  • Lone person (+100 households)