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In the City of Yarra, 16% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 34% in Greater Melbourne.

The City of Yarra'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 Yarra'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 Yarra - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children5,29815.833.64,72514.933.5+573
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children8,27924.723.57,27023.022.9+1,009
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families2,4587.310.42,3287.410.4+130
Other families
6431.91.47042.21.4-61
map this data in atlas.idGroup household4,59913.74.54,29913.64.2+300
map this data in atlas.idLone person9,68328.922.39,27529.322.5+408
Other not classifiable household
2,0396.13.42,6508.44.3-611
Visitor only households
5241.60.93731.20.7+151

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 Yarra: 28.9% Group household, City of Yarra: 13.7% Other families, City of Yarra: 1.9% One parent families, City of Yarra: 7.3% Couples without children, City of Yarra: 24.7% Couples with children, City of Yarra: 15.8%
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 Yarra: +408 Group household, City of Yarra: +300 Other families, City of Yarra: -61 One parent families, City of Yarra: +130 Couples without children, City of Yarra: +1,009 Couples with children, City of Yarra: +573
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 Yarra in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 15.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 7.3% 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 28.9% compared to 22.3% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of couples without children was 24.7% compared to 23.5% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of households in City of Yarra increased by 1,899 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Couples without children (+1,009 households)
  • Couples with children (+573 households)
  • Lone person (+408 households)
  • Group household (+300 households)

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