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Sunshine District

Households with children

There are 2,189 couples with young children in Sunshine District in 2011, comprising 14% 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 District20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children4,71830.738.44,63031.440.9+88
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children2,18914.217.42,03013.817.8+159
Couples with mixed-age children
7054.65.77355.06.8-30
Couples with older children
1,82411.915.31,86512.716.2-41
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children2,32315.114.62,31815.714.9+5
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children7665.04.98936.15.9-127
Single parents with mixed-age children
3042.02.13062.12.2-2
Single parents with older children
1,2538.17.61,1197.66.8+134
Total households with children
7,04145.853.06,94847.255.7+93

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, Sunshine District: 8.1% Single parents with mixed-age children, Sunshine District: 2.0% Single parents with young children, Sunshine District: 5.0% Couples with older children, Sunshine District: 11.9% Couples with mixed-age children, Sunshine District: 4.6% Couples with young children, Sunshine District: 14.2%
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, Sunshine District: +134 Single parents with mixed-age children, Sunshine District: -2 Single parents with young children, Sunshine District: -127 Couples with older children, Sunshine District: -41 Couples with mixed-age children, Sunshine District: -30 Couples with young children, Sunshine District: +159
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 Sunshine District in 2011 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, 14.2% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 11.9% were couples with older children, compared with 17.4% and 15.3% respectively for City of Brimbank.

There were a similar 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 5.0% compared to 4.9% in City of Brimbank while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 8.1% compared to 7.6% in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 93 households or 1.3%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+159 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+134 households)
  • Single parents with young children (-127 households)