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In Hastings, 22% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 28% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Hastings'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, Hastings'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)?’


Household type
Hastings - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children90122.327.883323.628.3+68
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children92722.928.686524.529.0+61
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families58314.410.156416.010.5+19
Other families
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1052.61.9932.62.3+12
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,25431.025.51,00528.525.1+250
Other not classifiable household
Visitor only households

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, Hastings: 31.0% Group household, Hastings: 2.6% Other families, Hastings: 0.8% One parent families, Hastings: 14.4% Couples without children, Hastings: 22.9% Couples with children, Hastings: 22.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, Hastings: +250 Group household, Hastings: +12 Other families, Hastings: -14 One parent families, Hastings: +19 Couples without children, Hastings: +61 Couples with children, Hastings: +68
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in Hastings in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 22.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 14.4% were one-parent families, compared with 27.8% and 10.1% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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 31.0% compared to 25.5% in Mornington Peninsula Shire while the proportion of couples without children was 22.9% compared to 28.6% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Hastings increased by 517 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in Hastings between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Lone person (+250 households)
  • Couples with children (+68 households)
  • Couples without children (+61 households)