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Carrum Downs

Households with children

There are 1,295 couples with young children in Carrum Downs in 2011, 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 Downs20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,31832.629.82,16034.730.1+158
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children1,29518.215.71,30921.016.0-14
Couples with mixed-age children
3815.44.33225.24.5+59
Couples with older children
6429.09.85298.59.6+113
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,06114.913.787814.113.7+183
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children4065.75.34457.25.9-39
Single parents with mixed-age children
1712.41.71332.11.9+38
Single parents with older children
4846.86.73004.85.9+184
Total households with children
3,37947.643.53,03948.843.8+340

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, Frankston City: 6.7% Single parents with mixed-age children, Frankston City: 1.7% Single parents with young children, Frankston City: 5.3% Couples with older children, Frankston City: 9.8% Couples with mixed-age children, Frankston City: 4.3% Couples with young children, Frankston City: 15.7% Single parents with older children, Carrum Downs: 6.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Carrum Downs: 2.4% Single parents with young children, Carrum Downs: 5.7% Couples with older children, Carrum Downs: 9.0% Couples with mixed-age children, Carrum Downs: 5.4% Couples with young children, Carrum Downs: 18.2%
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, Carrum Downs: +184 Single parents with mixed-age children, Carrum Downs: +38 Single parents with young children, Carrum Downs: -39 Couples with older children, Carrum Downs: +113 Couples with mixed-age children, Carrum Downs: +59 Couples with young children, Carrum Downs: -14
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 Carrum Downs in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, and a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 18.2% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 9.0% were couples with older children, compared with 15.7% and 9.8% respectively for Frankston City.

There were a similar 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 5.7% compared to 5.3% in Frankston City while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 6.8% compared to 6.7% in Frankston City.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 340 households or 11.2%.

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

  • Single parents with older children (+184 households)
  • Couples with older children (+113 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (+59 households)
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