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Households with children

There are 10,725 couples with young children in the City of Brimbank in 2011, comprising 17% 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 Brimbank, 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 Brimbank'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 Brimbank20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children23,64638.433.623,15940.933.5+487
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children10,72517.417.710,10317.817.2+622
Couples with mixed-age children
3,5125.74.63,8706.85.0-358
Couples with older children
9,40915.311.39,18616.211.4+223
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children9,00214.610.48,41214.910.4+590
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children3,0064.93.53,3325.93.8-326
Single parents with mixed-age children
1,3122.11.21,2192.21.3+93
Single parents with older children
4,6847.65.73,8616.85.3+823
Total households with children
32,64853.044.031,57155.743.9+1,077

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, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Couples with older children, Greater Melbourne: 11.3% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Melbourne: 4.6% Couples with young children, Greater Melbourne: 17.7% Single parents with older children, City of Brimbank: 7.6% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Brimbank: 2.1% Single parents with young children, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Couples with older children, City of Brimbank: 15.3% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Couples with young children, City of Brimbank: 17.4%
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, City of Brimbank: +823 Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Brimbank: +93 Single parents with young children, City of Brimbank: -326 Couples with older children, City of Brimbank: +223 Couples with mixed-age children, City of Brimbank: -358 Couples with young children, City of Brimbank: +622
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 the City of Brimbank in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 17.4% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 15.3% were couples with older children, compared with 17.7% and 11.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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 4.9% compared to 3.5% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 7.6% compared to 5.7% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 1,077 households or 3.4%.

The largest changes in households with children in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Single parents with older children (+823 households)
  • Couples with young children (+622 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (-358 households)
  • Single parents with young children (-326 households)