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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Household type

In Mornington Peninsula Shire, 28% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 34% 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 Shire20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children16,01828.333.614,84228.133.5+1,176
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children16,37129.023.515,36929.122.9+1,002
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families5,91310.510.45,28510.010.4+628
Other families
3630.61.43150.61.4+48
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,2942.34.51,1362.24.2+158
map this data in atlas.idLone person14,18825.122.312,92324.522.5+1,265
Other not classifiable household
1,7043.03.42,4424.64.3-738
Visitor only households
6501.20.94980.90.7+152

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, Greater Melbourne: 22.3% Group household, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Other families, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% One parent families, Greater Melbourne: 10.4% Couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 23.5% Couples with children, Greater Melbourne: 33.6% 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%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,265 Group household, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +158 Other families, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +48 One parent families, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +628 Couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,002 Couples with children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,176
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 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, 28.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.5% were one-parent families, compared with 33.6% and 10.4% 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 25.1% compared to 22.3% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 29.0% compared to 23.5% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Mornington Peninsula Shire increased by 3,691 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in Mornington Peninsula Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Lone person (+1,265 households)
  • Couples with children (+1,176 households)
  • Couples without children (+1,002 households)
  • One parent families (+628 households)