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Bass Coast Shire

Households with children

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There are 1,607 couples with young children in Bass Coast Shire in 2016, comprising 11% of households.

Households with Children require different services and facilities than other household types, and their needs change as both adults and children age. When many families in an area are at the same stage in their individual lifecycles, it creates a suburb lifecycle. Knowing where a suburb is in a cycle of change helps planners make evidence-based decisions about the demand for services both now and in the future.

For Households with Children in Bass Coast Shire, life stage is based on the age of children in the household. The age of the parent(s) is not taken into account.

  • Young children: Children aged under 15 only
  • Mixed age children: One or more children under 15 and one or more children over 15 (must have 2 or more children)
  • Older children: Children aged 15 and over only

To continue building the story, Bass Coast Shire's Household data should be viewed in conjunction with 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

Households with children by life stage
Bass Coast Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,81819.625.32,74921.126.9+69
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children1,60711.213.71,60212.314.5+5
Couples with mixed-age children
4062.83.73652.84.3+41
Couples with older children
8055.67.97826.08.1+23
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,3899.710.11,1348.710.5+255
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children5784.04.04823.74.6+96
Single parents with mixed-age children
1801.31.21371.11.4+43
Single parents with older children
6314.44.85154.04.6+116
Total households with children
4,20729.335.43,88329.837.5+324

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households with children, 2016
Households with children, 2016 Single parents with older children, Regional VIC: 4.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Regional VIC: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Regional VIC: 4.0% Couples with older children, Regional VIC: 7.9% Couples with mixed-age children, Regional VIC: 3.7% Couples with young children, Regional VIC: 13.7% Single parents with older children, Bass Coast Shire: 4.4% Single parents with mixed-age children, Bass Coast Shire: 1.3% Single parents with young children, Bass Coast Shire: 4.0% Couples with older children, Bass Coast Shire: 5.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Bass Coast Shire: 2.8% Couples with young children, Bass Coast Shire: 11.2%
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 households with children, 2011 to 2016
Change in households with children, 2011 to 2016 Single parents with older children, Bass Coast Shire: +116 Single parents with mixed-age children, Bass Coast Shire: +43 Single parents with young children, Bass Coast Shire: +96 Couples with older children, Bass Coast Shire: +23 Couples with mixed-age children, Bass Coast Shire: +41 Couples with young children, Bass Coast Shire: +5
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 families with children in Bass Coast Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 11.2% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 5.6% were couples with older children, compared with 13.7% and 7.9% respectively for Regional VIC.

There were a similar proportion of single parent households with young children and a similar proportion of single parent households with older children. Overall, the proportion of single parent households with young children was 4.0% compared to 4.0% in Regional VIC while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.4% compared to 4.8% in Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 324 households or 8.3%.

The largest changes in households with children in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Single parents with older children (+116 households)
  • Single parents with young children (+96 households)
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