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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Households with children

There are 390 couples with young children in Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2011, comprising 13% 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 Airport West - Essendon Fields, 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, Airport West - Essendon Fields'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
Airport West - Essendon Fields20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children78727.131.376827.631.0+19
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children39013.416.034412.415.3+46
Couples with mixed-age children
933.23.8933.34.10
Couples with older children
30410.511.433111.911.6-27
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children38813.49.634512.49.5+43
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children963.32.81144.13.2-18
Single parents with mixed-age children
351.20.9381.40.9-3
Single parents with older children
2578.85.91936.95.4+64
Total households with children
1,17540.440.91,11340.140.5+62

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 Moonee Valley: 5.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Single parents with young children, City of Moonee Valley: 2.8% Couples with older children, City of Moonee Valley: 11.4% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Moonee Valley: 3.8% Couples with young children, City of Moonee Valley: 16.0% Single parents with older children, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 8.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 3.3% Couples with older children, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 10.5% Couples with mixed-age children, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 3.2% Couples with young children, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 13.4%
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, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +64 Single parents with mixed-age children, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -3 Single parents with young children, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -18 Couples with older children, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -27 Couples with mixed-age children, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0 Couples with young children, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +46
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 Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 13.4% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 10.5% were couples with older children, compared with 16.0% and 11.4% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

There were a similar 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 2.8% in the City of Moonee Valley while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 8.8% compared to 5.9% in the City of Moonee Valley.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 62 households or 5.6%.

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

  • Single parents with older children (+64 households)