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Sunshine District

Households with children

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

There are 2,762 couples with young children in Sunshine District in 2016, 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 Sunshine 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, Sunshine 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
Sunshine District - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children5,24131.537.64,71830.738.4+523
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children2,76216.617.72,18914.217.4+573
Couples with mixed-age children
6734.05.37054.65.7-32
Couples with older children
1,80610.814.51,82411.915.3-18
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children2,42414.514.62,32315.114.6+101
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children7524.54.47665.04.9-14
Single parents with mixed-age children
2971.82.03042.02.1-7
Single parents with older children
1,3758.38.21,2538.17.6+122
Total households with children
7,66546.052.27,04145.853.0+624

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, 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% Single parents with older children, Sunshine District: 8.3% Single parents with mixed-age children, Sunshine District: 1.8% Single parents with young children, Sunshine District: 4.5% Couples with older children, Sunshine District: 10.8% Couples with mixed-age children, Sunshine District: 4.0% Couples with young children, Sunshine District: 16.6%
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, Sunshine District: +122 Single parents with mixed-age children, Sunshine District: -7 Single parents with young children, Sunshine District: -14 Couples with older children, Sunshine District: -18 Couples with mixed-age children, Sunshine District: -32 Couples with young children, Sunshine District: +573
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 Sunshine District in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 16.6% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 10.8% were couples with older children, compared with 17.7% and 14.5% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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 4.5% compared to 4.4% in City of Brimbank while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 8.3% compared to 8.2% in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 624 households or 8.9%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+573 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+122 households)
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