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Oakleigh South

Households with children

There are 334 couples with young children in Oakleigh South in 2011, comprising 18% 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 Oakleigh 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, Oakleigh 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
Oakleigh South20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children64434.835.656931.535.3+75
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children33418.117.230016.616.2+34
Couples with mixed-age children
734.04.6673.74.8+6
Couples with older children
23712.813.820211.214.4+35
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1638.89.619610.99.3-33
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children402.22.5533.02.6-13
Single parents with mixed-age children
201.10.9160.90.9+4
Single parents with older children
1035.66.21277.05.9-24
Total households with children
80743.745.276642.344.7+41

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 Monash: 6.2% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Monash: 0.9% Single parents with young children, City of Monash: 2.5% Couples with older children, City of Monash: 13.8% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Monash: 4.6% Couples with young children, City of Monash: 17.2% Single parents with older children, Oakleigh South: 5.6% Single parents with mixed-age children, Oakleigh South: 1.1% Single parents with young children, Oakleigh South: 2.2% Couples with older children, Oakleigh South: 12.8% Couples with mixed-age children, Oakleigh South: 4.0% Couples with young children, Oakleigh South: 18.1%
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, Oakleigh South: -24 Single parents with mixed-age children, Oakleigh South: +4 Single parents with young children, Oakleigh South: -13 Couples with older children, Oakleigh South: +35 Couples with mixed-age children, Oakleigh South: +6 Couples with young children, Oakleigh South: +34
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 Oakleigh South in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, and a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 18.1% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 12.8% were couples with older children, compared with 17.2% and 13.8% respectively for City of Monash.

There were a similar 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 2.2% compared to 2.5% in City of Monash while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.6% compared to 6.2% in City of Monash.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 41 households or 5.4%.

There were no major differences between 2006 and 2011 in Oakleigh South.