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Households with children

There are 10,569 couples with young children in the City of Monash in 2011, comprising 17% 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 the City of Monash, 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, the City of Monash'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
City of Monash20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children21,80335.633.620,90235.333.5+901
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children10,56917.217.79,58416.217.2+985
Couples with mixed-age children
2,8014.64.62,8194.85.0-18
Couples with older children
8,43313.811.38,49914.411.4-66
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children5,8939.610.45,5159.310.4+378
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children1,5322.53.51,5332.63.8-1
Single parents with mixed-age children
5690.91.25160.91.3+53
Single parents with older children
3,7926.25.73,4665.95.3+326
Total households with children
27,69645.244.026,41744.743.9+1,279

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, Greater Melbourne: 5.7% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Couples with older children, Greater Melbourne: 11.3% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Melbourne: 4.6% Couples with young children, Greater Melbourne: 17.7% 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%
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, City of Monash: +326 Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Monash: +53 Single parents with young children, City of Monash: -1 Couples with older children, City of Monash: -66 Couples with mixed-age children, City of Monash: -18 Couples with young children, City of Monash: +985
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 the City of Monash in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 17.2% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 13.8% were couples with older children, compared with 17.7% and 11.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There were a smaller 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 2.5% compared to 3.5% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 6.2% compared to 5.7% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 1,279 households or 4.8%.

The largest changes in households with children in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with young children (+985 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+326 households)
  • Couples with older children (-66 households)
  • Single parents with mixed-age children (+53 households)