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In Mount Martha, 38% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 28% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Mount Martha'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 Martha'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 children2,31038.228.31,89136.228.1+419
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,76229.129.01,62731.129.1+135
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families5038.310.54408.410.0+63
Other families
260.40.6250.50.6+1
map this data in atlas.idGroup household981.62.3841.62.2+14
map this data in atlas.idLone person1,14118.925.194818.124.5+193
Other not classifiable household
1612.73.01462.84.6+15
Visitor only households
470.81.2621.20.9-15

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 Martha: 18.9% Group household, Mount Martha: 1.6% Other families, Mount Martha: 0.4% One parent families, Mount Martha: 8.3% Couples without children, Mount Martha: 29.1% Couples with children, Mount Martha: 38.2%
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 Martha: +193 Group household, Mount Martha: +14 Other families, Mount Martha: +1 One parent families, Mount Martha: +63 Couples without children, Mount Martha: +135 Couples with children, Mount Martha: +419
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 Martha 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, 38.2% 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 similar proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 18.9% compared to 25.1% in Mornington Peninsula Shire while the proportion of couples without children was 29.1% compared to 29.0% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Mount Martha increased by 824 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples with children (+419 households)
  • Lone person (+193 households)
  • Couples without children (+135 households)
  • One parent families (+63 households)