In Brunswick, 19% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 27% in the City of Moreland.
Brunswick'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, Brunswick'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 by type||Number||%||City of Moreland %||Number||%||City of Moreland %||2006 to 2011|
|Couples with children||1,802||19.1||27.3||1,615||18.5||27.1||+186||19500|
|Couples without children||2,331||24.7||23.3||1,990||22.8||22.5||+341||19501|
|One parent families||616||6.5||9.4||580||6.6||10.2||+37||19502|
|Other not classifiable household||416||4.4||3.9||583||6.7||4.5||-168||19506|
|Visitor only households||98||1.0||0.8||49||0.6||0.6||+49||19507|
Analysis of the household/family types in Brunswick in 2011 compared to the City of Moreland shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 19.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 6.5% were one-parent families, compared with 27.3% and 9.4% respectively for the City of Moreland.
There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a higher proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 27.3% compared to 25.8% in the City of Moreland while the proportion of couples without children was 24.7% compared to 23.3% in the City of Moreland.
The number of households in Brunswick increased by 702 between 2006 and 2011.
The largest changes in family/household types in Brunswick between 2006 and 2011 were:
- Couples without children (+341 households)
- Group household (+228 households)
- Couples with children (+186 households)
- Lone person (+110 households)