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Altona North

Households with children

There are 626 couples with young children in Altona North in 2011, comprising 15% 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 North, 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 North'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 North20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,20127.931.71,21929.732.2-17
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children62614.517.455313.517.1+73
Couples with mixed-age children
1673.93.91724.24.6-5
Couples with older children
4089.510.449312.010.5-85
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children52712.311.150712.311.7+20
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children1533.63.51654.04.5-12
Single parents with mixed-age children
531.21.2631.51.2-9
Single parents with older children
3207.46.42796.86.0+41
Total households with children
1,72840.242.71,72542.043.9+3

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, Hobsons Bay City: 6.4% Single parents with mixed-age children, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Hobsons Bay City: 3.5% Couples with older children, Hobsons Bay City: 10.4% Couples with mixed-age children, Hobsons Bay City: 3.9% Couples with young children, Hobsons Bay City: 17.4% Single parents with older children, Altona North: 7.4% Single parents with mixed-age children, Altona North: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Altona North: 3.6% Couples with older children, Altona North: 9.5% Couples with mixed-age children, Altona North: 3.9% Couples with young children, Altona North: 14.5%
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, Altona North: +41 Single parents with mixed-age children, Altona North: -9 Single parents with young children, Altona North: -12 Couples with older children, Altona North: -85 Couples with mixed-age children, Altona North: -5 Couples with young children, Altona North: +73
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 Altona North in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 14.5% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 9.5% were couples with older children, compared with 17.4% and 10.4% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

There were a similar 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 3.6% compared to 3.5% in Hobsons Bay City while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 7.4% compared to 6.4% in Hobsons Bay City.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 3 households or 0.2%.

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

  • Couples with older children (-85 households)
  • Couples with young children (+73 households)