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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Household type

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In Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, 28% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 28% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children51228.127.850230.228.3+11
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children59432.628.649830.129.0+95
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families1317.210.11358.110.5-4
Other families
80.50.6110.70.6-4
map this data in atlas.idGroup household201.11.9231.42.3-3
map this data in atlas.idLone person39321.625.538623.325.1+7
Other not classifiable household
1216.73.9824.93.0+40
Visitor only households
392.21.5191.21.2+20

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 25.5% Group household, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.9% Other families, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% One parent families, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.1% Couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 28.6% Couples with children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 27.8% Lone person, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 21.6% Group household, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.1% Other families, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.5% One parent families, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 7.2% Couples without children, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 32.6% Couples with children, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 28.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +7 Group household, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -3 Other families, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -4 One parent families, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -4 Couples without children, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +95 Couples with children, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +11
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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a similar proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 28.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 7.2% were one-parent families, compared with 27.8% and 10.1% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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 21.6% compared to 25.5% in Mornington Peninsula Shire while the proportion of couples without children was 32.6% compared to 28.6% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers increased by 162 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in family/household types in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Couples without children (+95 households)

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