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Altona Meadows

Households with children

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There are 1,187 couples with young children in Altona Meadows in 2016, comprising 17% 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 Altona Meadows, 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, Altona Meadows'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
Altona Meadows - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,43734.232.72,42734.931.7+10
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children1,18716.718.51,14916.517.4+38
Couples with mixed-age children
2924.13.63214.63.9-29
Couples with older children
95813.410.695713.810.4+1
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children92513.010.890413.011.1+21
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children2793.93.22804.03.5-1
Single parents with mixed-age children
660.91.01021.51.2-36
Single parents with older children
5808.16.65227.56.4+58
Total households with children
3,36247.243.53,33148.042.7+31

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, Hobsons Bay City: 6.6% Single parents with mixed-age children, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Single parents with young children, Hobsons Bay City: 3.2% Couples with older children, Hobsons Bay City: 10.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Couples with young children, Hobsons Bay City: 18.5% Single parents with older children, Altona Meadows: 8.1% Single parents with mixed-age children, Altona Meadows: 0.9% Single parents with young children, Altona Meadows: 3.9% Couples with older children, Altona Meadows: 13.4% Couples with mixed-age children, Altona Meadows: 4.1% Couples with young children, Altona Meadows: 16.7%
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, Altona Meadows: +58 Single parents with mixed-age children, Altona Meadows: -36 Single parents with young children, Altona Meadows: -1 Couples with older children, Altona Meadows: +1 Couples with mixed-age children, Altona Meadows: -29 Couples with young children, Altona Meadows: +38
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 Altona Meadows in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 16.7% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 13.4% were couples with older children, compared with 18.5% and 10.6% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

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 3.9% compared to 3.2% in Hobsons Bay City while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 8.1% compared to 6.6% in Hobsons Bay City.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 31 households or 0.9%.

The largest change in households with children in this area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Single parents with older children (+58 households)
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