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Households with children

There are 140 couples with young children in Melrose Park in 2011, comprising 15% 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 Melrose Park, 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, Melrose Park'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
Melrose Park20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children23023.833.120421.332.3+26
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children14014.517.311712.216.3+23
Couples with mixed-age children
262.74.6252.64.4+1
Couples with older children
646.611.2626.511.6+2
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children11211.68.610010.48.8+12
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children323.32.7434.52.9-11
Single parents with mixed-age children
90.90.900.00.9+9
Single parents with older children
717.45.0575.95.0+14
Total households with children
34235.441.730431.741.1+38

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 Mitcham: 5.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Single parents with young children, City of Mitcham: 2.7% Couples with older children, City of Mitcham: 11.2% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Mitcham: 4.6% Couples with young children, City of Mitcham: 17.3% Single parents with older children, Melrose Park: 7.4% Single parents with mixed-age children, Melrose Park: 0.9% Single parents with young children, Melrose Park: 3.3% Couples with older children, Melrose Park: 6.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Melrose Park: 2.7% Couples with young children, Melrose Park: 14.5%
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, Melrose Park: +14 Single parents with mixed-age children, Melrose Park: +9 Single parents with young children, Melrose Park: -11 Couples with older children, Melrose Park: +2 Couples with mixed-age children, Melrose Park: +1 Couples with young children, Melrose Park: +23
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 Melrose Park in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 14.5% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 6.6% were couples with older children, compared with 17.3% and 11.2% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

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 3.3% compared to 2.7% in the City of Mitcham while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 7.4% compared to 5.0% in the City of Mitcham.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 38 households or 12.5%.

There were no major differences between 2006 and 2011 in Melrose Park.