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Mount Waverley

Household type

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In Mount Waverley, 39% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, 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 Waverley - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children4,69138.836.04,38636.835.6+305
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,92624.223.63,12726.325.3-201
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1,1839.89.61,1679.89.6+16
Other families
1471.21.71421.21.8+5
map this data in atlas.idGroup household4343.66.14273.65.4+7
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,30619.118.92,41520.319.3-109
Other not classifiable household
3472.93.31731.52.4+174
Visitor only households
710.60.9700.60.8+1

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, 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% Lone person, Mount Waverley: 19.1% Group household, Mount Waverley: 3.6% Other families, Mount Waverley: 1.2% One parent families, Mount Waverley: 9.8% Couples without children, Mount Waverley: 24.2% Couples with children, Mount Waverley: 38.8%
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, Mount Waverley: -109 Group household, Mount Waverley: +7 Other families, Mount Waverley: +5 One parent families, Mount Waverley: +16 Couples without children, Mount Waverley: -201 Couples with children, Mount Waverley: +305
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 Mount Waverley in 2016 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, 38.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.8% were one-parent families, compared with 36.0% and 9.6% respectively for City of Monash.

There were a similar proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 19.1% compared to 18.9% in City of Monash while the proportion of couples without children was 24.2% compared to 23.6% in City of Monash.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Mount Waverley increased by 198 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in Mount Waverley between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+305 households)
  • Couples without children (-201 households)
  • Lone person (-109 households)

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