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Shire of Ashburton

Households with children

There are 633 couples with young children in the Shire of Ashburton in 2011, comprising 23% 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 Shire of Ashburton, 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 Shire of Ashburton'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
Shire of Ashburton - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Couples with children80428.727.378732.628.6+17
Couples with young children63322.617.064926.917.7-16
Couples with mixed-age children993.54.1622.64.5+37
Couples with older children722.66.1763.16.3-4
Single parents with children1405.08.81004.18.6+40
Single parents with young children822.94.4532.24.5+29
Single parents with mixed-age children220.81.2120.51.2+10
Single parents with older children361.33.2351.42.9+1
Total households with children94433.736.188736.737.1+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, Regional WA: 3.2% Single parents with mixed-age children, Regional WA: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Regional WA: 4.4% Couples with older children, Regional WA: 6.1% Couples with mixed-age children, Regional WA: 4.1% Couples with young children, Regional WA: 17.0% Single parents with older children, Shire of Ashburton: 1.3% Single parents with mixed-age children, Shire of Ashburton: 0.8% Single parents with young children, Shire of Ashburton: 2.9% Couples with older children, Shire of Ashburton: 2.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Shire of Ashburton: 3.5% Couples with young children, Shire of Ashburton: 22.6%
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, Shire of Ashburton: +1 Single parents with mixed-age children, Shire of Ashburton: +10 Single parents with young children, Shire of Ashburton: +29 Couples with older children, Shire of Ashburton: -4 Couples with mixed-age children, Shire of Ashburton: +37 Couples with young children, Shire of Ashburton: -16
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 the Shire of Ashburton in 2011 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, and a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 22.6% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 2.6% were couples with older children, compared with 17.0% and 6.1% respectively for Regional WA.

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 2.9% compared to 4.4% in Regional WA while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 1.3% compared to 3.2% in Regional WA.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 57 households or 6.4%.

There were no major differences between 2006 and 2011 in Shire of Ashburton.

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