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Households with children

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There are 484 couples with young children in Canterbury in 2016, 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 Canterbury, 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, Canterbury'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
Canterbury - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Couples with children1,10540.635.11,07439.335.5+31
Couples with young children48417.817.545116.517.7+34
Couples with mixed-age children1435.34.81856.85.0-42
Couples with older children47717.512.843716.012.8+40
Single parents with children1836.77.92177.97.8-33
Single parents with young children431.62.2391.51.9+4
Single parents with mixed-age children361.30.9271.00.7+9
Single parents with older children1033.84.91495.55.1-46
Total households with children1,28947.343.11,29147.243.3-2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households with children, 2016
Households with children, 2016 Single parents with older children, City of Boroondara: 4.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Single parents with young children, City of Boroondara: 2.2% Couples with older children, City of Boroondara: 12.8% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Boroondara: 4.8% Couples with young children, City of Boroondara: 17.5% Single parents with older children, Canterbury: 3.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Canterbury: 1.3% Single parents with young children, Canterbury: 1.6% Couples with older children, Canterbury: 17.5% Couples with mixed-age children, Canterbury: 5.3% Couples with young children, Canterbury: 17.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in households with children, 2011 to 2016
Change in households with children, 2011 to 2016 Single parents with older children, Canterbury: -46 Single parents with mixed-age children, Canterbury: +9 Single parents with young children, Canterbury: +4 Couples with older children, Canterbury: +40 Couples with mixed-age children, Canterbury: -42 Couples with young children, Canterbury: +34
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the families with children in Canterbury in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a similar proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 17.8% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 17.5% were couples with older children, compared with 17.5% and 12.8% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

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 1.6% compared to 2.2% in the City of Boroondara while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 3.8% compared to 4.9% in the City of Boroondara.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children decreased by 2 households or 0.2%.

There were no major differences between 2011 and 2016 in Canterbury.

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