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Household type

In the City of Whittlesea, 43% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 34% 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)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children22,37443.333.618,93146.533.5+3,443
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children11,86822.923.58,68221.322.9+3,186
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families6,55312.710.45,25212.910.4+1,301
Other families
6571.31.44521.11.4+205
map this data in atlas.idGroup household1,1412.24.57191.84.2+422
map this data in atlas.idLone person7,63214.822.35,46713.422.5+2,165
Other not classifiable household
1,2832.53.41,0552.64.3+228
Visitor only households
2080.40.91240.30.7+84

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, City of Whittlesea: 14.8% Group household, City of Whittlesea: 2.2% Other families, City of Whittlesea: 1.3% One parent families, City of Whittlesea: 12.7% Couples without children, City of Whittlesea: 22.9% Couples with children, City of Whittlesea: 43.3%
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, City of Whittlesea: +2,165 Group household, City of Whittlesea: +422 Other families, City of Whittlesea: +205 One parent families, City of Whittlesea: +1,301 Couples without children, City of Whittlesea: +3,186 Couples with children, City of Whittlesea: +3,443
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 the City of Whittlesea in 2011 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, 43.3% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 12.7% were one-parent families, compared with 33.6% and 10.4% 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 14.8% compared to 22.3% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 22.9% compared to 23.5% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Whittlesea increased by 11,034 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types in the City of Whittlesea between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with children (+3,443 households)
  • Couples without children (+3,186 households)
  • Lone person (+2,165 households)
  • One parent families (+1,301 households)

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