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In Essendon, 33% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, 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
Essendon20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,44432.931.32,31031.931.0+134
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,55020.923.31,41119.522.7+139
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families5517.49.65267.39.5+25
Other families
1361.81.71291.81.8+7
map this data in atlas.idGroup household3324.54.63314.64.1+1
map this data in atlas.idLone person2,10928.425.02,14929.725.5-40
Other not classifiable household
2443.33.73454.84.9-101
Visitor only households
580.80.7450.60.6+13

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, Essendon: 28.4% Group household, Essendon: 4.5% Other families, Essendon: 1.8% One parent families, Essendon: 7.4% Couples without children, Essendon: 20.9% Couples with children, Essendon: 32.9%
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, Essendon: -40 Group household, Essendon: +1 Other families, Essendon: +7 One parent families, Essendon: +25 Couples without children, Essendon: +139 Couples with children, Essendon: +134
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 Essendon 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 lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 32.9% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 7.4% were one-parent families, compared with 31.3% and 9.6% 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 28.4% compared to 25.0% in the City of Moonee Valley while the proportion of couples without children was 20.9% compared to 23.3% in the City of Moonee Valley.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Essendon increased by 178 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples without children (+139 households)
  • Couples with children (+134 households)