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Households with children

There are 648 couples with young children in Chester Hill in 2011, comprising 17% 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 Chester Hill, 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, Chester Hill'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
Chester Hill20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,38637.440.61,31136.339.9+75
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children64817.519.464117.819.4+7
Couples with mixed-age children
2326.26.82216.17.0+10
Couples with older children
50613.714.444912.413.5+57
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children60916.414.349713.813.2+112
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children1855.04.51724.84.7+12
Single parents with mixed-age children
922.51.9661.81.8+26
Single parents with older children
3339.07.92597.26.8+73
Total households with children
1,99553.854.91,80950.153.1+187

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, Bankstown City: 7.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, Bankstown City: 1.9% Single parents with young children, Bankstown City: 4.5% Couples with older children, Bankstown City: 14.4% Couples with mixed-age children, Bankstown City: 6.8% Couples with young children, Bankstown City: 19.4% Single parents with older children, Chester Hill: 9.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, Chester Hill: 2.5% Single parents with young children, Chester Hill: 5.0% Couples with older children, Chester Hill: 13.7% Couples with mixed-age children, Chester Hill: 6.2% Couples with young children, Chester Hill: 17.5%
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, Chester Hill: +73 Single parents with mixed-age children, Chester Hill: +26 Single parents with young children, Chester Hill: +12 Couples with older children, Chester Hill: +57 Couples with mixed-age children, Chester Hill: +10 Couples with young children, Chester Hill: +7
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 Chester Hill in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 17.5% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 13.7% were couples with older children, compared with 19.4% and 14.4% respectively for Bankstown City.

There were a larger 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 5.0% compared to 4.5% in Bankstown City while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 9.0% compared to 7.9% in Bankstown City.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 186 households or 10.3%.

The largest changes in households with children in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Single parents with older children (+73 households)
  • Couples with older children (+57 households)