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In Essendon, 32% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 31% in the City of Moonee Valley.

Essendon'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, Essendon'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
Essendon - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,59231.631.22,44432.931.3+148
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,77321.622.81,55020.923.3+223
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families5887.29.35517.49.6+37
Other families
1231.51.71361.81.7-13
map this data in atlas.idGroup household3634.44.73324.54.6+31
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,31528.224.92,10928.425.0+206
Other not classifiable household
4054.94.72443.33.7+161
Visitor only households
540.70.7580.80.7-4

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 Moonee Valley: 24.9% Group household, City of Moonee Valley: 4.7% Other families, City of Moonee Valley: 1.7% One parent families, City of Moonee Valley: 9.3% Couples without children, City of Moonee Valley: 22.8% Couples with children, City of Moonee Valley: 31.2% Lone person, Essendon: 28.2% Group household, Essendon: 4.4% Other families, Essendon: 1.5% One parent families, Essendon: 7.2% Couples without children, Essendon: 21.6% Couples with children, Essendon: 31.6%
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, Essendon: +206 Group household, Essendon: +31 Other families, Essendon: -13 One parent families, Essendon: +37 Couples without children, Essendon: +223 Couples with children, Essendon: +148
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 Essendon in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a similar proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 31.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 7.2% were one-parent families, compared with 31.2% and 9.3% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 28.2% compared to 24.9% in the City of Moonee Valley while the proportion of couples without children was 21.6% compared to 22.8% in the City of Moonee Valley.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Essendon increased by 789 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Couples without children (+223 households)
  • Lone person (+206 households)
  • Couples with children (+148 households)

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