City of KnoxCommunity profile
Skip to content

Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Households with children

There are 1,871 couples with young children in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011, 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area, 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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children3,81835.440.13,72035.241.6+98
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children1,87117.318.61,79917.019.7+72
Couples with mixed-age children
5134.75.85995.76.6-86
Couples with older children
1,43413.315.71,32212.515.2+113
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,27411.811.41,30512.311.4-31
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children4344.03.64894.64.2-55
Single parents with mixed-age children
1541.41.41621.51.6-8
Single parents with older children
6866.46.56546.25.7+32
Total households with children
5,09247.251.55,02547.552.9+67

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, City of Knox: 6.5% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Knox: 1.4% Single parents with young children, City of Knox: 3.6% Couples with older children, City of Knox: 15.7% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Knox: 5.8% Couples with young children, City of Knox: 18.6% Single parents with older children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.4% Single parents with mixed-age children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.4% Single parents with young children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 4.0% Couples with older children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 13.3% Couples with mixed-age children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 4.7% Couples with young children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 17.3%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +32 Single parents with mixed-age children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -8 Single parents with young children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -55 Couples with older children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +113 Couples with mixed-age children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -86 Couples with young children, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +72
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011 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, 17.3% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 13.3% were couples with older children, compared with 18.6% and 15.7% respectively for the City of Knox.

There were a similar proportion of single parent households with young children and a similar proportion of single parent households with older children. Overall, the proportion of single parent households with young children was 4.0% compared to 3.6% in the City of Knox while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 6.4% compared to 6.5% in the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 67 households or 1.3%.

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

  • Couples with older children (+113 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (-86 households)
  • Couples with young children (+72 households)
  • Single parents with young children (-55 households)