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

Somerville'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, Somerville'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
Somerville - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,50137.928.31,51640.728.1-15
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children97824.729.088023.629.1+98
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families46211.710.542511.410.0+37
Other families
map this data in atlas.idGroup household822.12.3782.12.2+4
map this data in atlas.idLone person81220.525.169718.724.5+116
Other not classifiable household
Visitor only households

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, Somerville: 20.5% Group household, Somerville: 2.1% Other families, Somerville: 0.6% One parent families, Somerville: 11.7% Couples without children, Somerville: 24.7% Couples with children, Somerville: 37.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Somerville: +116 Group household, Somerville: +4 Other families, Somerville: -8 One parent families, Somerville: +37 Couples without children, Somerville: +98 Couples with children, Somerville: -15
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in Somerville in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 37.9% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 11.7% 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 lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 20.5% compared to 25.1% in Mornington Peninsula Shire while the proportion of couples without children was 24.7% compared to 29.0% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Somerville increased by 228 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Lone person (+116 households)
  • Couples without children (+98 households)