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Sydenham 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 2,644 couples with young children in Sydenham District 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 Sydenham 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, Sydenham 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
Sydenham District - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children6,75045.737.67,16648.638.4-416
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children2,64417.917.72,97920.217.4-335
Couples with mixed-age children
1,0106.85.31,1888.15.7-178
Couples with older children
3,09621.014.52,99920.415.3+97
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,88912.814.61,84512.514.6+44
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children4833.34.45894.04.9-106
Single parents with mixed-age children
2361.62.02851.92.1-49
Single parents with older children
1,1707.98.29716.67.6+199
Total households with children
8,63958.552.29,01161.253.0-372

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, Sydenham District: 7.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, Sydenham District: 1.6% Single parents with young children, Sydenham District: 3.3% Couples with older children, Sydenham District: 21.0% Couples with mixed-age children, Sydenham District: 6.8% Couples with young children, Sydenham District: 17.9%
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, Sydenham District: +199 Single parents with mixed-age children, Sydenham District: -49 Single parents with young children, Sydenham District: -106 Couples with older children, Sydenham District: +97 Couples with mixed-age children, Sydenham District: -178 Couples with young children, Sydenham District: -335
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 Sydenham District in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a similar proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 17.9% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 21.0% were couples with older children, compared with 17.7% and 14.5% respectively for City of Brimbank.

There were a smaller 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 3.3% compared to 4.4% in City of Brimbank while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 7.9% compared to 8.2% in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children decreased by 372 households or 4.1%.

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

  • Couples with young children (-335 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+199 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (-178 households)
  • Single parents with young children (-106 households)
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