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Deer Park District

Households with children

There are 2,637 couples with young children in Deer Park District in 2011, comprising 22% 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 Deer Park District, 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, Deer Park District'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
Deer Park District20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children4,96242.238.43,50242.240.9+1,460
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children2,63722.417.41,53818.617.8+1,099
Couples with mixed-age children
6655.75.75997.26.8+66
Couples with older children
1,66014.115.31,36516.516.2+295
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,70114.514.61,33416.114.9+367
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children6655.74.95837.05.9+82
Single parents with mixed-age children
2462.12.11882.32.2+58
Single parents with older children
7906.77.65636.86.8+227
Total households with children
6,66356.653.04,83658.355.7+1,827

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 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% Single parents with older children, Deer Park District: 6.7% Single parents with mixed-age children, Deer Park District: 2.1% Single parents with young children, Deer Park District: 5.7% Couples with older children, Deer Park District: 14.1% Couples with mixed-age children, Deer Park District: 5.7% Couples with young children, Deer Park District: 22.4%
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, Deer Park District: +227 Single parents with mixed-age children, Deer Park District: +58 Single parents with young children, Deer Park District: +82 Couples with older children, Deer Park District: +295 Couples with mixed-age children, Deer Park District: +66 Couples with young children, Deer Park District: +1,099
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 Deer Park District in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, and a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 22.4% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 14.1% were couples with older children, compared with 17.4% and 15.3% respectively for City of Brimbank.

There were a larger 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 5.7% compared to 4.9% in City of Brimbank while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 6.7% compared to 7.6% in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 1,827 households or 37.8%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+1,099 households)
  • Couples with older children (+295 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+227 households)
  • Single parents with young children (+82 households)