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There are 1,395 couples with young children in Kew in 2011, comprising 16% 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 Kew, 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, Kew'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
Kew20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Couples with children2,82932.335.52,70232.234.9+127
Couples with young children1,39516.017.71,35316.117.8+42
Couples with mixed-age children3844.45.03974.74.9-13
Couples with older children1,05012.012.895111.412.1+99
Single parents with children6927.97.86698.07.9+23
Single parents with young children1872.11.91722.02.2+15
Single parents with mixed-age children600.70.7831.00.9-23
Single parents with older children4465.15.14144.94.9+31
Total households with children3,52240.343.33,37140.242.8+151

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 Boroondara: 5.1% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Boroondara: 0.7% Single parents with young children, City of Boroondara: 1.9% Couples with older children, City of Boroondara: 12.8% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Boroondara: 5.0% Couples with young children, City of Boroondara: 17.7% Single parents with older children, Kew: 5.1% Single parents with mixed-age children, Kew: 0.7% Single parents with young children, Kew: 2.1% Couples with older children, Kew: 12.0% Couples with mixed-age children, Kew: 4.4% Couples with young children, Kew: 16.0%
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, Kew: +31 Single parents with mixed-age children, Kew: -23 Single parents with young children, Kew: +15 Couples with older children, Kew: +99 Couples with mixed-age children, Kew: -13 Couples with young children, Kew: +42
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 Kew in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 16.0% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 12.0% were couples with older children, compared with 17.7% and 12.8% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

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 2.1% compared to 1.9% in the City of Boroondara while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.1% compared to 5.1% in the City of Boroondara.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 151 households or 4.5%.

The largest change in households with children in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Couples with older children (+99 households)