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Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat

Households with children

There are 173 couples with young children in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat 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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat, 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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat'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
Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children34433.628.338135.628.1-37
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children17316.915.319518.114.9-22
Couples with mixed-age children
696.84.0757.04.7-5
Couples with older children
10210.09.011210.48.5-10
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children636.110.5767.010.0-13
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children242.34.2363.34.2-12
Single parents with mixed-age children
60.61.4100.91.4-4
Single parents with older children
333.24.9302.84.4+3
Total households with children
40739.738.845742.638.1-50

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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 3.2% Single parents with mixed-age children, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0.6% Single parents with young children, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 2.3% Couples with older children, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 10.0% Couples with mixed-age children, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 6.8% Couples with young children, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 16.9%
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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +3 Single parents with mixed-age children, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -4 Single parents with young children, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -12 Couples with older children, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -10 Couples with mixed-age children, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -5 Couples with young children, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -22
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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, as well as a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 16.9% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 10.0% were couples with older children, compared with 15.3% and 9.0% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

There were a smaller 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 2.3% compared to 4.2% in Mornington Peninsula Shire while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 3.2% compared to 4.9% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children decreased by 50 households or 10.9%.

There were no major differences between 2006 and 2011 in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat.