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In Essendon West, 37% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 31% in the City of Moonee Valley.

Essendon West'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 West'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 West20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children18736.831.317033.731.0+17
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children11823.123.314228.022.7-24
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families469.09.65410.79.5-8
Other families
61.11.771.31.8-1
map this data in atlas.idGroup household142.84.6101.94.1+5
map this data in atlas.idLone person13326.125.010621.125.5+27
Other not classifiable household
61.13.7122.34.9-6
Visitor only households
00.00.751.00.6-5

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 West: 26.1% Group household, Essendon West: 2.8% Other families, Essendon West: 1.1% One parent families, Essendon West: 9.0% Couples without children, Essendon West: 23.1% Couples with children, Essendon West: 36.8%
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 West: +27 Group household, Essendon West: +5 Other families, Essendon West: -1 One parent families, Essendon West: -8 Couples without children, Essendon West: -24 Couples with children, Essendon West: +17
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 West 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, 36.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 9.0% 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 similar proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 26.1% compared to 25.0% in the City of Moonee Valley while the proportion of couples without children was 23.1% compared to 23.3% in the City of Moonee Valley.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Essendon West increased by 4 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2006 and 2011.