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Dromana - Safety Beach

Household type

In Dromana - Safety Beach, 21% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 28% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Dromana - Safety Beach'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, Dromana - Safety Beach'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
Dromana - Safety Beach20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children77621.028.366720.328.1+109
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,21032.729.01,13534.529.1+75
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families38010.310.534610.510.0+34
Other families
381.00.6170.50.6+21
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1012.72.3862.62.2+15
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,03528.025.186726.324.5+167
Other not classifiable household
1012.73.01404.24.6-39
Visitor only households
561.51.2351.10.9+21

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 25.1% Group household, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.3% Other families, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% One parent families, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.5% Couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 29.0% Couples with children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 28.3% Lone person, Dromana - Safety Beach: 28.0% Group household, Dromana - Safety Beach: 2.7% Other families, Dromana - Safety Beach: 1.0% One parent families, Dromana - Safety Beach: 10.3% Couples without children, Dromana - Safety Beach: 32.7% Couples with children, Dromana - Safety Beach: 21.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Dromana - Safety Beach: +167 Group household, Dromana - Safety Beach: +15 Other families, Dromana - Safety Beach: +21 One parent families, Dromana - Safety Beach: +34 Couples without children, Dromana - Safety Beach: +75 Couples with children, Dromana - Safety Beach: +109
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 Dromana - Safety Beach in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 21.0% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.3% were one-parent families, compared with 28.3% and 10.5% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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 28.0% compared to 25.1% in Mornington Peninsula Shire while the proportion of couples without children was 32.7% compared to 29.0% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Dromana - Safety Beach increased by 404 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Dromana - Safety Beach between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person (+167 households)
  • Couples with children (+109 households)
  • Couples without children (+75 households)