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Households with children

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There are 11,505 couples with young children in the City of Brimbank 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 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 Brimbank - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children24,39037.633.523,64638.433.6+744
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children11,50517.718.210,72517.417.7+780
Couples with mixed-age children
3,4665.34.33,5125.74.6-46
Couples with older children
9,41914.511.09,40915.311.3+10
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children9,46314.610.19,00214.610.4+461
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children2,8314.43.23,0064.93.5-175
Single parents with mixed-age children
1,2982.01.11,3122.11.2-14
Single parents with older children
5,3348.25.84,6847.65.7+650
Total households with children
33,85352.243.532,64853.044.0+1,205

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 Brimbank: 8.2% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Single parents with young children, City of Brimbank: 4.4% Couples with older children, City of Brimbank: 14.5% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Brimbank: 5.3% Couples with young children, City of Brimbank: 17.7%
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 Brimbank: +650 Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Brimbank: -14 Single parents with young children, City of Brimbank: -175 Couples with older children, City of Brimbank: +10 Couples with mixed-age children, City of Brimbank: -46 Couples with young children, City of Brimbank: +780
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 Brimbank in 2016 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, 17.7% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 14.5% were couples with older children, compared with 18.2% and 11.0% 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 4.4% compared to 3.2% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 8.2% compared to 5.8% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 1,205 households or 3.7%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+780 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+650 households)
  • Single parents with young children (-175 households)
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