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Households with children

There are 1,924 couples with young children in Northern Ward in 2011, comprising 19% 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 Northern 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, Northern 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
Northern Ward20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children3,55834.736.33,42634.535.3+132
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children1,92418.819.71,81518.319.0+109
Couples with mixed-age children
4304.24.74784.84.9-48
Couples with older children
1,20411.811.91,13411.411.4+70
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children8968.79.18188.28.7+78
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children2322.32.62572.62.6-25
Single parents with mixed-age children
1001.00.81121.10.9-12
Single parents with older children
5645.55.74494.55.2+115
Total households with children
4,45443.545.44,24342.844.0+211

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 Bayside: 5.7% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Bayside: 0.8% Single parents with young children, City of Bayside: 2.6% Couples with older children, City of Bayside: 11.9% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Bayside: 4.7% Couples with young children, City of Bayside: 19.7% Single parents with older children, Northern Ward: 5.5% Single parents with mixed-age children, Northern Ward: 1.0% Single parents with young children, Northern Ward: 2.3% Couples with older children, Northern Ward: 11.8% Couples with mixed-age children, Northern Ward: 4.2% Couples with young children, Northern Ward: 18.8%
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, Northern Ward: +115 Single parents with mixed-age children, Northern Ward: -12 Single parents with young children, Northern Ward: -25 Couples with older children, Northern Ward: +70 Couples with mixed-age children, Northern Ward: -48 Couples with young children, Northern Ward: +109
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 Northern Ward in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, and a similar proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 18.8% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 11.8% were couples with older children, compared with 19.7% and 11.9% respectively for City of Bayside.

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 2.3% compared to 2.6% in City of Bayside while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.5% compared to 5.7% in City of Bayside.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 211 households or 5.0%.

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

  • Single parents with older children (+115 households)
  • Couples with young children (+109 households)
  • Couples with older children (+70 households)