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Sydenham District

Households with children

There are 2,979 couples with young children in Sydenham District in 2011, comprising 20% 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 District20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children7,16648.638.47,72253.940.9-556
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children2,97920.217.43,67525.717.8-696
Couples with mixed-age children
1,1888.15.71,3469.46.8-158
Couples with older children
2,99920.415.32,70118.916.2+298
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,84512.514.61,67011.714.9+175
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children5894.04.96494.55.9-60
Single parents with mixed-age children
2851.92.12892.02.2-4
Single parents with older children
9716.67.67325.16.8+239
Total households with children
9,01161.253.09,39265.655.7-381

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, Sydenham District: 6.6% Single parents with mixed-age children, Sydenham District: 1.9% Single parents with young children, Sydenham District: 4.0% Couples with older children, Sydenham District: 20.4% Couples with mixed-age children, Sydenham District: 8.1% Couples with young children, Sydenham District: 20.2%
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, Sydenham District: +239 Single parents with mixed-age children, Sydenham District: -4 Single parents with young children, Sydenham District: -60 Couples with older children, Sydenham District: +298 Couples with mixed-age children, Sydenham District: -158 Couples with young children, Sydenham District: -696
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 Sydenham District in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, as well as a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 20.2% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 20.4% were couples with older children, compared with 17.4% and 15.3% respectively for City of Brimbank.

There were a smaller 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 4.0% compared to 4.9% in City of Brimbank while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 6.6% compared to 7.6% in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children decreased by 381 households or 4.1%.

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

  • Couples with young children (-696 households)
  • Couples with older children (+298 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+239 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (-158 households)