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Household type

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In the City of Whittlesea, 42% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 33% in Greater Melbourne.

The City of Whittlesea'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, the City of Whittlesea'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
City of Whittlesea - Total households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children28,12042.333.522,37443.333.6+5,746
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children14,35721.622.911,86822.923.5+2,489
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families8,23612.410.16,55312.710.4+1,683
Other families
8371.31.46571.31.4+180
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,6922.54.71,1412.24.5+551
map this data in atlas.idLone person10,43415.722.07,63214.822.3+2,802
Other not classifiable household
2,5193.84.51,2832.53.4+1,236
Visitor only households
3340.50.92080.40.9+126

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, City of Whittlesea: 15.7% Group household, City of Whittlesea: 2.5% Other families, City of Whittlesea: 1.3% One parent families, City of Whittlesea: 12.4% Couples without children, City of Whittlesea: 21.6% Couples with children, City of Whittlesea: 42.3%
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, City of Whittlesea: +2,802 Group household, City of Whittlesea: +551 Other families, City of Whittlesea: +180 One parent families, City of Whittlesea: +1,683 Couples without children, City of Whittlesea: +2,489 Couples with children, City of Whittlesea: +5,746
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 the City of Whittlesea in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 42.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 12.4% were one-parent families, compared with 33.5% and 10.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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 15.7% compared to 22.0% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 21.6% compared to 22.9% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Whittlesea increased by 14,813 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Whittlesea between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with children (+5,746 households)
  • Lone person (+2,802 households)
  • Couples without children (+2,489 households)
  • One parent families (+1,683 households)

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