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Households with children

There are 335 couples with young children in Buloke Shire in 2011, comprising 12% 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 Buloke Shire, 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, Buloke Shire'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
Buloke Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Couples with children66424.726.975527.228.7-91
Couples with young children33512.514.538814.015.5-53
Couples with mixed-age children1214.54.31555.64.9-34
Couples with older children2087.78.12127.68.3-4
Single parents with children1686.310.51926.910.4-24
Single parents with young children652.44.6863.14.8-21
Single parents with mixed-age children200.71.4281.01.4-8
Single parents with older children833.14.6782.84.3+5
Total households with children83231.037.594734.239.2-115

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, Regional VIC: 4.6% Single parents with mixed-age children, Regional VIC: 1.4% Single parents with young children, Regional VIC: 4.6% Couples with older children, Regional VIC: 8.1% Couples with mixed-age children, Regional VIC: 4.3% Couples with young children, Regional VIC: 14.5% Single parents with older children, Buloke Shire: 3.1% Single parents with mixed-age children, Buloke Shire: 0.7% Single parents with young children, Buloke Shire: 2.4% Couples with older children, Buloke Shire: 7.7% Couples with mixed-age children, Buloke Shire: 4.5% Couples with young children, Buloke Shire: 12.5%
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, Buloke Shire: +5 Single parents with mixed-age children, Buloke Shire: -8 Single parents with young children, Buloke Shire: -21 Couples with older children, Buloke Shire: -4 Couples with mixed-age children, Buloke Shire: -34 Couples with young children, Buloke Shire: -53
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 Buloke Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, and a similar proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 12.5% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 7.7% were couples with older children, compared with 14.5% and 8.1% respectively for Regional VIC.

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 2.4% compared to 4.6% in Regional VIC while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 3.1% compared to 4.6% in Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children decreased by 115 households or 12.1%.

The largest change in households with children in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Couples with young children (-53 households)
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