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Households with children

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There are 522 couples with young children in the City of Adelaide in 2016, comprising 5% 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 the City of Adelaide, 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, the City of Adelaide'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
City of Adelaide - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children8288.328.77177.628.5+111
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children5225.215.34624.915.1+60
Couples with mixed-age children
610.63.7540.64.0+7
Couples with older children
2452.49.72012.19.5+44
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children4094.111.13473.711.0+62
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children1311.34.01261.34.3+5
Single parents with mixed-age children
310.31.2210.21.3+10
Single parents with older children
2472.55.82002.15.5+47
Total households with children
1,23712.439.71,06411.339.5+173

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 Adelaide: 5.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Couples with older children, Greater Adelaide: 9.7% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Adelaide: 3.7% Couples with young children, Greater Adelaide: 15.3% Single parents with older children, City of Adelaide: 2.5% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Adelaide: 0.3% Single parents with young children, City of Adelaide: 1.3% Couples with older children, City of Adelaide: 2.4% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Adelaide: 0.6% Couples with young children, City of Adelaide: 5.2%
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, City of Adelaide: +47 Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Adelaide: +10 Single parents with young children, City of Adelaide: +5 Couples with older children, City of Adelaide: +44 Couples with mixed-age children, City of Adelaide: +7 Couples with young children, City of Adelaide: +60
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 the City of Adelaide in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 5.2% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 2.4% were couples with older children, compared with 15.3% and 9.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

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 1.3% compared to 4.0% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 2.5% compared to 5.8% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 173 households or 16.3%.

The largest change in households with children in this area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Couples with young children (+60 households)
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