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West Ward

Households with children

There are 2,592 couples with young children in West Ward in 2011, comprising 20% 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 West Ward, 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, West Ward'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
West Ward20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children5,46241.840.65,32842.239.9+133
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children2,59219.819.42,45919.519.4+133
Couples with mixed-age children
8556.56.88556.87.00
Couples with older children
2,01415.414.42,01415.913.50
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,74413.314.31,50711.913.2+237
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children5614.34.55004.04.7+61
Single parents with mixed-age children
2011.51.92121.71.8-12
Single parents with older children
9827.57.97956.36.8+187
Total households with children
7,20555.154.96,83554.153.1+370

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, West Ward: 7.5% Single parents with mixed-age children, West Ward: 1.5% Single parents with young children, West Ward: 4.3% Couples with older children, West Ward: 15.4% Couples with mixed-age children, West Ward: 6.5% Couples with young children, West Ward: 19.8%
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, West Ward: +187 Single parents with mixed-age children, West Ward: -12 Single parents with young children, West Ward: +61 Couples with older children, West Ward: 0 Couples with mixed-age children, West Ward: 0 Couples with young children, West Ward: +133
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 West Ward in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a similar proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 19.8% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 15.4% 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 4.3% compared to 4.5% in Bankstown City while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 7.5% compared to 7.9% in Bankstown City.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 370 households or 5.4%.

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

  • Single parents with older children (+187 households)
  • Couples with young children (+133 households)
  • Single parents with young children (+61 households)