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Households with children

There are 65 couples with young children in South West Overlay in 2011, 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 South West Overlay, 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, South West Overlay'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
South West Overlay20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children957.97.6545.17.3+41
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children655.44.9343.24.4+31
Couples with mixed-age children
30.20.630.30.60
Couples with older children
272.32.1171.62.3+10
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children736.03.7575.34.1+16
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children161.31.3201.91.5-4
Single parents with mixed-age children
121.00.200.00.3+12
Single parents with older children
453.72.1373.52.3+8
Total households with children
16813.911.311110.411.4+57

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, City of Adelaide: 2.1% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Adelaide: 0.2% Single parents with young children, City of Adelaide: 1.3% Couples with older children, City of Adelaide: 2.1% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Adelaide: 0.6% Couples with young children, City of Adelaide: 4.9% Single parents with older children, South West Overlay: 3.7% Single parents with mixed-age children, South West Overlay: 1.0% Single parents with young children, South West Overlay: 1.3% Couples with older children, South West Overlay: 2.3% Couples with mixed-age children, South West Overlay: 0.2% Couples with young children, South West Overlay: 5.4%
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, South West Overlay: +8 Single parents with mixed-age children, South West Overlay: +12 Single parents with young children, South West Overlay: -4 Couples with older children, South West Overlay: +10 Couples with mixed-age children, South West Overlay: 0 Couples with young children, South West Overlay: +31
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 South West Overlay in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of couples with young children, as well as a similar proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 5.4% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 2.3% were couples with older children, compared with 4.9% and 2.1% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

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 1.3% compared to 1.3% in the City of Adelaide while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 3.7% compared to 2.1% in the City of Adelaide.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 57 households or 51.4%.

There were no major differences between 2006 and 2011 in South West Overlay.