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There are 297 couples with young children in Sefton in 2011, comprising 18% 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 Sefton, 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, Sefton'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
Sefton20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children69441.640.663239.139.9+62
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children29717.819.431119.219.4-13
Couples with mixed-age children
1509.06.81207.47.0+30
Couples with older children
24714.814.420112.413.5+46
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children24714.814.323114.313.2+16
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children794.74.5804.94.7-1
Single parents with mixed-age children
352.11.9191.11.8+16
Single parents with older children
1338.07.91338.26.80
Total households with children
94156.354.986353.453.1+78

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, Sefton: 8.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, Sefton: 2.1% Single parents with young children, Sefton: 4.7% Couples with older children, Sefton: 14.8% Couples with mixed-age children, Sefton: 9.0% Couples with young children, Sefton: 17.8%
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, Sefton: 0 Single parents with mixed-age children, Sefton: +16 Single parents with young children, Sefton: -1 Couples with older children, Sefton: +46 Couples with mixed-age children, Sefton: +30 Couples with young children, Sefton: -13
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 Sefton in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, and a similar proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 17.8% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 14.8% were couples with older children, compared with 19.4% and 14.4% respectively for Bankstown City.

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 4.7% compared to 4.5% in Bankstown City while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 8.0% compared to 7.9% in Bankstown City.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 78 households or 9.0%.

There were no major differences between 2006 and 2011 in Sefton.