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Brookfield

Households with children

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

There are 689 couples with young children in Brookfield in 2016, comprising 23% 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 Brookfield, 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, Brookfield'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
Brookfield - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,20840.343.479939.343.4+409
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children68923.025.143821.625.4+252
Couples with mixed-age children
1876.26.51256.26.3+62
Couples with older children
33111.011.823611.611.7+95
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children41713.913.225412.513.0+164
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children1876.25.21165.75.7+71
Single parents with mixed-age children
742.51.9442.22.0+30
Single parents with older children
1565.26.0944.65.2+63
Total households with children
1,62654.256.61,05351.856.3+573

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 Melton: 6.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Melton: 1.9% Single parents with young children, City of Melton: 5.2% Couples with older children, City of Melton: 11.8% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Melton: 6.5% Couples with young children, City of Melton: 25.1% Single parents with older children, Brookfield: 5.2% Single parents with mixed-age children, Brookfield: 2.5% Single parents with young children, Brookfield: 6.2% Couples with older children, Brookfield: 11.0% Couples with mixed-age children, Brookfield: 6.2% Couples with young children, Brookfield: 23.0%
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, Brookfield: +63 Single parents with mixed-age children, Brookfield: +30 Single parents with young children, Brookfield: +71 Couples with older children, Brookfield: +95 Couples with mixed-age children, Brookfield: +62 Couples with young children, Brookfield: +252
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 Brookfield in 2016 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 23.0% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 11.0% were couples with older children, compared with 25.1% and 11.8% respectively for City of Melton.

There were a larger 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 6.2% compared to 5.2% in City of Melton while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.2% compared to 6.0% in City of Melton.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 573 households or 54.4%.

The largest changes in households with children in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with young children (+252 households)
  • Couples with older children (+95 households)
  • Single parents with young children (+71 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+63 households)
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