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Households with children

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

There are 10,990 couples with young children in the City of Boroondara in 2016, comprising 18% 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 the City of Boroondara, 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, the City of Boroondara'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
City of Boroondara - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Couples with children22,06035.133.521,15635.533.6+904
Couples with young children10,99017.518.210,54317.717.7+447
Couples with mixed-age children3,0154.84.32,9605.04.6+55
Couples with older children8,05512.811.07,65312.811.3+402
Single parents with children4,9757.910.14,6237.810.4+352
Single parents with young children1,3802.23.21,1411.93.5+239
Single parents with mixed-age children5360.91.14370.71.2+99
Single parents with older children3,0594.95.83,0455.15.7+14
Total households with children27,03543.143.525,77943.344.0+1,256

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, Greater Melbourne: 5.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Single parents with young children, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Couples with older children, Greater Melbourne: 11.0% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Couples with young children, Greater Melbourne: 18.2% Single parents with older children, City of Boroondara: 4.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Single parents with young children, City of Boroondara: 2.2% Couples with older children, City of Boroondara: 12.8% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Boroondara: 4.8% Couples with young children, City of Boroondara: 17.5%
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, City of Boroondara: +14 Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Boroondara: +99 Single parents with young children, City of Boroondara: +239 Couples with older children, City of Boroondara: +402 Couples with mixed-age children, City of Boroondara: +55 Couples with young children, City of Boroondara: +447
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 the City of Boroondara in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 17.5% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 12.8% were couples with older children, compared with 18.2% and 11.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There were a smaller proportion of single parent households with young children and a smaller proportion of single parent households with older children. Overall, the proportion of single parent households with young children was 2.2% compared to 3.2% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.9% compared to 5.8% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 1,256 households or 4.9%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+447 households)
  • Couples with older children (+402 households)
  • Single parents with young children (+239 households)
  • Single parents with mixed-age children (+99 households)
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