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Glen Waverley

Households with children

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

There are 2,669 couples with young children in Glen Waverley in 2016, comprising 19% 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 Glen Waverley, 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, Glen Waverley'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
Glen Waverley - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children5,89042.836.05,46739.535.6+423
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children2,66919.418.42,34016.917.2+329
Couples with mixed-age children
7795.74.28856.44.6-106
Couples with older children
2,44217.713.42,24216.213.8+200
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,37310.09.61,45210.59.6-79
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children3512.62.43572.62.5-6
Single parents with mixed-age children
1331.01.01381.00.9-5
Single parents with older children
8896.56.29576.96.2-68
Total households with children
7,26352.845.66,91950.045.2+344

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 Monash: 6.2% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Monash: 1.0% Single parents with young children, City of Monash: 2.4% Couples with older children, City of Monash: 13.4% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Monash: 4.2% Couples with young children, City of Monash: 18.4% Single parents with older children, Glen Waverley: 6.5% Single parents with mixed-age children, Glen Waverley: 1.0% Single parents with young children, Glen Waverley: 2.6% Couples with older children, Glen Waverley: 17.7% Couples with mixed-age children, Glen Waverley: 5.7% Couples with young children, Glen Waverley: 19.4%
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, Glen Waverley: -68 Single parents with mixed-age children, Glen Waverley: -5 Single parents with young children, Glen Waverley: -6 Couples with older children, Glen Waverley: +200 Couples with mixed-age children, Glen Waverley: -106 Couples with young children, Glen Waverley: +329
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 Glen Waverley in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, as well as a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 19.4% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 17.7% were couples with older children, compared with 18.4% and 13.4% respectively for City of Monash.

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 2.6% compared to 2.4% in City of Monash while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 6.5% compared to 6.2% in City of Monash.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 344 households or 5.0%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+329 households)
  • Couples with older children (+200 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (-106 households)
  • Single parents with older children (-68 households)
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