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Upper Ferntree Gully

Households with children

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There are 149 couples with young children in Upper Ferntree Gully in 2016, 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 Upper Ferntree Gully, 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, Upper Ferntree Gully'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
Upper Ferntree Gully - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children28733.938.733137.440.1-44
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children14917.618.316218.318.6-13
Couples with mixed-age children
505.94.9525.95.8-2
Couples with older children
8810.415.411713.215.7-29
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children11613.711.19610.911.4+20
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children344.03.1323.63.6+2
Single parents with mixed-age children
131.51.2111.21.4+2
Single parents with older children
698.16.8536.06.5+16
Total households with children
40347.649.742748.351.5-24

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, City of Knox: 6.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Knox: 1.2% Single parents with young children, City of Knox: 3.1% Couples with older children, City of Knox: 15.4% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Knox: 4.9% Couples with young children, City of Knox: 18.3% Single parents with older children, Upper Ferntree Gully: 8.1% Single parents with mixed-age children, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.5% Single parents with young children, Upper Ferntree Gully: 4.0% Couples with older children, Upper Ferntree Gully: 10.4% Couples with mixed-age children, Upper Ferntree Gully: 5.9% Couples with young children, Upper Ferntree Gully: 17.6%
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, Upper Ferntree Gully: +16 Single parents with mixed-age children, Upper Ferntree Gully: +2 Single parents with young children, Upper Ferntree Gully: +2 Couples with older children, Upper Ferntree Gully: -29 Couples with mixed-age children, Upper Ferntree Gully: -2 Couples with young children, Upper Ferntree Gully: -13
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 Upper Ferntree Gully in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 17.6% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 10.4% were couples with older children, compared with 18.3% and 15.4% respectively for the City of Knox.

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 4.0% compared to 3.1% in the City of Knox while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 8.1% compared to 6.8% in the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children decreased by 24 households or 5.6%.

There were no major differences between 2011 and 2016 in Upper Ferntree Gully.

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