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Households with children

There are 1,377 couples with young children in Mornington 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 Mornington, 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, Mornington'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
Mornington20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,38425.728.32,11424.428.1+270
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children1,37714.915.31,23414.214.9+143
Couples with mixed-age children
3003.24.02973.44.7+3
Couples with older children
7077.69.05836.78.5+124
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,07211.610.51,00311.610.0+69
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children3974.34.24244.94.2-27
Single parents with mixed-age children
1681.81.41201.41.4+48
Single parents with older children
5075.54.94595.34.4+48
Total households with children
3,45637.338.83,11736.038.1+339

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% Single parents with young children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.2% Couples with older children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.0% Couples with mixed-age children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.0% Couples with young children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 15.3% Single parents with older children, Mornington: 5.5% Single parents with mixed-age children, Mornington: 1.8% Single parents with young children, Mornington: 4.3% Couples with older children, Mornington: 7.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Mornington: 3.2% Couples with young children, Mornington: 14.9%
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, Mornington: +48 Single parents with mixed-age children, Mornington: +48 Single parents with young children, Mornington: -27 Couples with older children, Mornington: +124 Couples with mixed-age children, Mornington: +3 Couples with young children, Mornington: +143
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 Mornington in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a similar proportion of couples with young children, and a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 14.9% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 7.6% were couples with older children, compared with 15.3% and 9.0% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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 4.3% compared to 4.2% in Mornington Peninsula Shire while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.5% compared to 4.9% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 339 households or 10.9%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+143 households)
  • Couples with older children (+124 households)