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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Households with children

There are 1,682 couples with young children in Horseshoe Bend Ward in 2011, comprising 15% 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 Horseshoe Bend Ward, 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, Horseshoe Bend Ward'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
Horseshoe Bend Ward20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children3,78034.338.43,92836.040.9-149
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children1,68215.217.41,58114.517.8+100
Couples with mixed-age children
5434.95.76465.96.8-103
Couples with older children
1,55514.115.31,70115.616.2-146
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,74115.814.61,70615.614.9+35
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children5444.94.97046.45.9-160
Single parents with mixed-age children
2452.22.12001.82.2+45
Single parents with older children
9528.67.68027.46.8+150
Total households with children
5,52150.053.05,63551.655.7-114

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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 8.6% Single parents with mixed-age children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.2% Single parents with young children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 4.9% Couples with older children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 14.1% Couples with mixed-age children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 4.9% Couples with young children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 15.2%
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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +150 Single parents with mixed-age children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +45 Single parents with young children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -160 Couples with older children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -146 Couples with mixed-age children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -103 Couples with young children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +100
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 Horseshoe Bend Ward 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, 15.2% 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 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 4.9% compared to 4.9% in City of Brimbank while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 8.6% compared to 7.6% in City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children decreased by 114 households or 2.0%.

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

  • Single parents with young children (-160 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+150 households)
  • Couples with older children (-146 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (-103 households)