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Households with children

There are 412 couples with young children in Melton South in 2011, comprising 12% 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 Melton South, 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, Melton South'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
Melton South20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children86225.143.498930.544.3-127
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children41212.025.440412.524.6+8
Couples with mixed-age children
1303.86.31645.06.9-34
Couples with older children
3209.311.742213.012.7-102
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children61217.813.062019.112.8-8
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children2908.45.73019.36.1-11
Single parents with mixed-age children
621.82.0882.71.9-26
Single parents with older children
2607.65.22317.14.7+29
Total households with children
1,47442.956.31,61049.757.0-136

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 Melton: 5.2% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Melton: 2.0% Single parents with young children, City of Melton: 5.7% Couples with older children, City of Melton: 11.7% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Melton: 6.3% Couples with young children, City of Melton: 25.4% Single parents with older children, Melton South: 7.6% Single parents with mixed-age children, Melton South: 1.8% Single parents with young children, Melton South: 8.4% Couples with older children, Melton South: 9.3% Couples with mixed-age children, Melton South: 3.8% Couples with young children, Melton South: 12.0%
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, Melton South: +29 Single parents with mixed-age children, Melton South: -26 Single parents with young children, Melton South: -11 Couples with older children, Melton South: -102 Couples with mixed-age children, Melton South: -34 Couples with young children, Melton South: +8
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 Melton South in 2011 compared to the 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, 12.0% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 9.3% were couples with older children, compared with 25.4% and 11.7% respectively for the City of Melton.

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 8.4% compared to 5.7% in the City of Melton while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 7.6% compared to 5.2% in the City of Melton.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children decreased by 136 households or 8.4%.

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

  • Couples with older children (-102 households)