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There are 667 couples with young children in Skye in 2011, comprising 27% 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 Skye, 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, Skye'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
Skye20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,13045.929.896149.530.1+169
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children66727.115.761631.716.0+51
Couples with mixed-age children
1767.14.31638.44.5+13
Couples with older children
28711.79.81839.49.6+105
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children28911.713.722311.513.7+66
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children1194.85.31276.65.9-8
Single parents with mixed-age children
481.91.7221.11.9+26
Single parents with older children
1225.06.7743.85.9+48
Total households with children
1,41957.643.51,18461.043.8+235

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, Skye: 5.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, Skye: 1.9% Single parents with young children, Skye: 4.8% Couples with older children, Skye: 11.7% Couples with mixed-age children, Skye: 7.1% Couples with young children, Skye: 27.1%
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, Skye: +48 Single parents with mixed-age children, Skye: +26 Single parents with young children, Skye: -8 Couples with older children, Skye: +105 Couples with mixed-age children, Skye: +13 Couples with young children, Skye: +51
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 Skye in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, as well as a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 27.1% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 11.7% 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 smaller proportion of single parent households with older children. Overall, the proportion of single parent households with young children was 4.8% compared to 5.3% in Frankston City while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.0% compared to 6.7% in Frankston City.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 235 households or 19.8%.

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

  • Couples with older children (+105 households)
  • Couples with young children (+51 households)