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Newport West

Households with children

There are 623 couples with young children in Newport West in 2011, comprising 21% 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 Newport West, 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, Newport West'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
Newport West20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children93231.131.781228.932.2+120
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children62320.817.450117.817.1+122
Couples with mixed-age children
862.93.91093.94.6-23
Couples with older children
2237.410.42027.210.5+21
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children2699.011.132611.611.7-57
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children802.73.51254.54.5-45
Single parents with mixed-age children
250.81.2301.11.2-6
Single parents with older children
1655.56.41716.16.0-6
Total households with children
1,20140.142.71,13840.543.9+63

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, Newport West: 5.5% Single parents with mixed-age children, Newport West: 0.8% Single parents with young children, Newport West: 2.7% Couples with older children, Newport West: 7.4% Couples with mixed-age children, Newport West: 2.9% Couples with young children, Newport West: 20.8%
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, Newport West: -6 Single parents with mixed-age children, Newport West: -6 Single parents with young children, Newport West: -45 Couples with older children, Newport West: +21 Couples with mixed-age children, Newport West: -23 Couples with young children, Newport West: +122
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 Newport West in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, and a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 20.8% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 7.4% were couples with older children, compared with 17.4% and 10.4% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

There were a smaller 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 2.7% compared to 3.5% in Hobsons Bay City while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.5% compared to 6.4% in Hobsons Bay City.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 63 households or 5.5%.

The largest change in households with children in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Couples with young children (+122 households)