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Households with children

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There are 391 couples with young children in Green Wedge in 2016, 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 Green Wedge, 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, Green Wedge'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
Green Wedge - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children93432.127.896834.628.3-34
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children39113.414.542415.215.3-33
Couples with mixed-age children
1485.13.91666.04.0-18
Couples with older children
39413.59.337713.59.0+17
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1725.910.12227.910.5-50
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children481.73.7802.94.2-32
Single parents with mixed-age children
60.21.1271.01.4-21
Single parents with older children
1164.05.31144.14.9+2
Total households with children
1,10638.037.91,19042.538.8-84

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households with children, 2016
Households with children, 2016 Single parents with older children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.3% Single parents with mixed-age children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Single parents with young children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.7% Couples with older children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.3% Couples with mixed-age children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.9% Couples with young children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 14.5% Single parents with older children, Green Wedge: 4.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, Green Wedge: 0.2% Single parents with young children, Green Wedge: 1.7% Couples with older children, Green Wedge: 13.5% Couples with mixed-age children, Green Wedge: 5.1% Couples with young children, Green Wedge: 13.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in households with children, 2011 to 2016
Change in households with children, 2011 to 2016 Single parents with older children, Green Wedge: +2 Single parents with mixed-age children, Green Wedge: -21 Single parents with young children, Green Wedge: -32 Couples with older children, Green Wedge: +17 Couples with mixed-age children, Green Wedge: -18 Couples with young children, Green Wedge: -33
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the families with children in Green Wedge in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 13.4% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 13.5% were couples with older children, compared with 14.5% and 9.3% 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 1.7% compared to 3.7% in Mornington Peninsula Shire while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.0% compared to 5.3% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children decreased by 84 households or 7.1%.

There were no major differences between 2011 and 2016 in Green Wedge.

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