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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Household type

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In Mornington Peninsula Shire, 28% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 33% in Greater Melbourne.

Mornington Peninsula Shire'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, Mornington Peninsula Shire'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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children16,96827.833.516,01828.333.6+950
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children17,50328.622.916,37129.023.5+1,132
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families6,19010.110.15,91310.510.4+277
Other families
3920.61.43630.61.4+29
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,1801.94.71,2942.34.5-114
map this data in atlas.idLone person15,55225.522.014,18825.122.3+1,364
Other not classifiable household
2,3983.94.51,7043.03.4+694
Visitor only households
9171.50.96501.20.9+267

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, Greater Melbourne: 22.0% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Other families, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 22.9% Couples with children, Greater Melbourne: 33.5% 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%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016
Change in household type, 2011 to 2016 Lone person, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,364 Group household, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -114 Other families, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +29 One parent families, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +277 Couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,132 Couples with children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +950
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a similar proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 27.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.1% were one-parent families, compared with 33.5% and 10.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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 25.5% compared to 22.0% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 28.6% compared to 22.9% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Mornington Peninsula Shire increased by 4,599 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in Mornington Peninsula Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Lone person (+1,364 households)
  • Couples without children (+1,132 households)
  • Couples with children (+950 households)
  • One parent families (+277 households)

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