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Households with children

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There are 8,384 couples with young children in the Frankston City in 2016, comprising 16% 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 the Frankston City, 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, the Frankston City'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
Frankston City - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children15,47629.433.514,70729.833.6+769
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children8,38415.918.27,75515.717.7+629
Couples with mixed-age children
1,9813.84.32,1094.34.6-128
Couples with older children
5,1119.711.04,8439.811.3+268
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children7,02513.310.16,77413.710.4+251
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children2,4294.63.22,6135.33.5-184
Single parents with mixed-age children
7961.51.18491.71.2-53
Single parents with older children
3,8007.25.83,3126.75.7+488
Total households with children
22,50142.743.521,48143.544.0+1,020

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, Greater Melbourne: 5.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Single parents with young children, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Couples with older children, Greater Melbourne: 11.0% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Couples with young children, Greater Melbourne: 18.2% Single parents with older children, Frankston City: 7.2% Single parents with mixed-age children, Frankston City: 1.5% Single parents with young children, Frankston City: 4.6% Couples with older children, Frankston City: 9.7% Couples with mixed-age children, Frankston City: 3.8% Couples with young children, Frankston City: 15.9%
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, Frankston City: +488 Single parents with mixed-age children, Frankston City: -53 Single parents with young children, Frankston City: -184 Couples with older children, Frankston City: +268 Couples with mixed-age children, Frankston City: -128 Couples with young children, Frankston City: +629
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 the Frankston City in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 15.9% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 9.7% were couples with older children, compared with 18.2% and 11.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There were a larger 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 4.6% compared to 3.2% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 7.2% compared to 5.8% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 1,020 households or 4.7%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+629 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+488 households)
  • Couples with older children (+268 households)
  • Single parents with young children (-184 households)
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