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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Households with children

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There are 8,886 couples with young children in Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016, 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 Peninsula Shire, 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 Peninsula Shire'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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children16,96827.833.516,01828.333.6+950
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children8,88614.518.28,65515.317.7+231
Couples with mixed-age children
2,3953.94.32,2734.04.6+122
Couples with older children
5,6879.311.05,0909.011.3+597
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children6,19010.110.15,91310.510.4+277
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children2,2413.73.22,3624.23.5-121
Single parents with mixed-age children
6901.11.17641.41.2-74
Single parents with older children
3,2595.35.82,7874.95.7+472
Total households with children
23,15837.943.521,93138.844.0+1,227

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, Greater Melbourne: 5.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Single parents with young children, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Couples with older children, Greater Melbourne: 11.0% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Couples with young children, Greater Melbourne: 18.2% 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%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +472 Single parents with mixed-age children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -74 Single parents with young children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -121 Couples with older children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +597 Couples with mixed-age children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +122 Couples with young children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +231
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 14.5% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 9.3% were couples with older children, compared with 18.2% and 11.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

There were a similar 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 3.7% compared to 3.2% in Greater Melbourne while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.3% compared to 5.8% in Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 1,227 households or 5.6%.

The largest changes in households with children in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with older children (+597 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+472 households)
  • Couples with young children (+231 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (+122 households)
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