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Carrum Downs

Households with children

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There are 1,375 couples with young children in Carrum Downs 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 Carrum Downs, 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, Carrum Downs'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
Carrum Downs - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,42931.729.42,31832.629.8+111
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children1,37517.915.91,29518.215.7+80
Couples with mixed-age children
3234.23.83815.44.3-58
Couples with older children
7319.59.76429.09.8+89
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,16915.213.31,06114.913.7+108
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children4606.04.64065.75.3+54
Single parents with mixed-age children
1291.71.51712.41.7-42
Single parents with older children
5807.67.24846.86.7+96
Total households with children
3,59846.942.73,37947.643.5+219

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, 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% Single parents with older children, Carrum Downs: 7.6% Single parents with mixed-age children, Carrum Downs: 1.7% Single parents with young children, Carrum Downs: 6.0% Couples with older children, Carrum Downs: 9.5% Couples with mixed-age children, Carrum Downs: 4.2% Couples with young children, Carrum Downs: 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, Carrum Downs: +96 Single parents with mixed-age children, Carrum Downs: -42 Single parents with young children, Carrum Downs: +54 Couples with older children, Carrum Downs: +89 Couples with mixed-age children, Carrum Downs: -58 Couples with young children, Carrum Downs: +80
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 Carrum Downs in 2016 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, and a similar proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 17.9% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 9.5% were couples with older children, compared with 15.9% and 9.7% respectively for Frankston City.

There were a larger 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 6.0% compared to 4.6% in Frankston City while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 7.6% compared to 7.2% in Frankston City.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 219 households or 6.5%.

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

  • Single parents with older children (+96 households)
  • Couples with older children (+89 households)
  • Couples with young children (+80 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (-58 households)
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