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Highett Activity Centre

Households with children

There are 200 couples with young children in Highett Activity Centre in 2011, comprising 19% 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 Highett Activity Centre, 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, Highett Activity Centre'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
Highett Activity Centre20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children31430.536.328229.335.3+32
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children20019.419.716216.919.0+37
Couples with mixed-age children
272.64.7363.74.9-9
Couples with older children
878.411.9848.711.4+3
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children15214.89.112713.28.7+25
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children474.62.6434.42.6+5
Single parents with mixed-age children
151.50.8121.30.9+3
Single parents with older children
908.85.7737.55.2+18
Total households with children
46645.345.440942.544.0+56

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households with children, 2011
Households with children, 2011 Single parents with older children, City of Bayside: 5.7% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Bayside: 0.8% Single parents with young children, City of Bayside: 2.6% Couples with older children, City of Bayside: 11.9% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Bayside: 4.7% Couples with young children, City of Bayside: 19.7% Single parents with older children, Highett Activity Centre: 8.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Highett Activity Centre: 1.5% Single parents with young children, Highett Activity Centre: 4.6% Couples with older children, Highett Activity Centre: 8.4% Couples with mixed-age children, Highett Activity Centre: 2.6% Couples with young children, Highett Activity Centre: 19.4%
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 households with children, 2006 to 2011
Change in households with children, 2006 to 2011 Single parents with older children, Highett Activity Centre: +18 Single parents with mixed-age children, Highett Activity Centre: +3 Single parents with young children, Highett Activity Centre: +5 Couples with older children, Highett Activity Centre: +3 Couples with mixed-age children, Highett Activity Centre: -9 Couples with young children, Highett Activity Centre: +37
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 families with children in Highett Activity Centre in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a similar proportion of couples with young children, and a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 19.4% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 8.4% were couples with older children, compared with 19.7% and 11.9% respectively for City of Bayside.

There were a larger proportion of single parent households with young children and a larger proportion of single parent households with older children. Overall, the proportion of single parent households with young children was 4.6% compared to 2.6% in City of Bayside while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 8.8% compared to 5.7% in City of Bayside.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 57 households or 13.9%.

There were no major differences between 2006 and 2011 in Highett Activity Centre.