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In Mount Eliza, 41% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 28% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Mount Eliza'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, Mount Eliza'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
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Households by typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,45641.028.32,28639.128.1+170
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,78029.729.01,83131.329.1-51
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families4978.310.54798.210.0+18
Other families
260.40.6230.40.6+3
map this data in atlas.idGroup household891.52.3781.32.2+11
map this data in atlas.idLone person97616.325.197116.624.5+5
Other not classifiable household
1392.33.01542.64.6-15
Visitor only households
220.41.2210.40.9+1

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, Mount Eliza: 16.3% Group household, Mount Eliza: 1.5% Other families, Mount Eliza: 0.4% One parent families, Mount Eliza: 8.3% Couples without children, Mount Eliza: 29.7% Couples with children, Mount Eliza: 41.0%
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, Mount Eliza: +5 Group household, Mount Eliza: +11 Other families, Mount Eliza: +3 One parent families, Mount Eliza: +18 Couples without children, Mount Eliza: -51 Couples with children, Mount Eliza: +170
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 Mount Eliza in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 41.0% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 8.3% were one-parent families, compared with 28.3% and 10.5% 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 16.3% compared to 25.1% in Mornington Peninsula Shire while the proportion of couples without children was 29.7% compared to 29.0% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Mount Eliza increased by 142 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Mount Eliza between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+170 households)
  • Couples without children (-51 households)