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In Avondale Heights, 35% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 31% in the City of Moonee Valley.

Avondale Heights'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, Avondale Heights'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
Avondale Heights20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,43435.031.31,48336.931.0-49
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,18228.923.31,13928.322.7+43
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families43710.79.63939.89.5+44
Other families
591.41.7751.91.8-16
map this data in atlas.idGroup household912.24.6922.34.1-1
map this data in atlas.idLone person78819.225.072618.125.5+62
Other not classifiable household
892.23.71052.64.9-16
Visitor only households
150.40.790.20.6+6

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 Moonee Valley: 25.0% Group household, City of Moonee Valley: 4.6% Other families, City of Moonee Valley: 1.7% One parent families, City of Moonee Valley: 9.6% Couples without children, City of Moonee Valley: 23.3% Couples with children, City of Moonee Valley: 31.3% Lone person, Avondale Heights: 19.2% Group household, Avondale Heights: 2.2% Other families, Avondale Heights: 1.4% One parent families, Avondale Heights: 10.7% Couples without children, Avondale Heights: 28.9% Couples with children, Avondale Heights: 35.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Avondale Heights: +62 Group household, Avondale Heights: -1 Other families, Avondale Heights: -16 One parent families, Avondale Heights: +44 Couples without children, Avondale Heights: +43 Couples with children, Avondale Heights: -49
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 Avondale Heights in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 35.0% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.7% were one-parent families, compared with 31.3% and 9.6% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

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 19.2% compared to 25.0% in the City of Moonee Valley while the proportion of couples without children was 28.9% compared to 23.3% in the City of Moonee Valley.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Avondale Heights increased by 73 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in family/household types in Avondale Heights between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Lone person (+62 households)