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Households with children

There are 834 couples with young children in Broken Hill City in 2011, comprising 10% 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 Broken Hill City, 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, Broken Hill City'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
Broken Hill City - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Couples with children1,62820.226.71,84922.728.2-221
Couples with young children83410.414.41,01012.415.2-176
Couples with mixed-age children2643.34.22843.54.7-20
Couples with older children5306.68.15556.88.3-25
Single parents with children1,01012.511.31,01412.411.3-4
Single parents with young children4956.15.05216.45.3-26
Single parents with mixed-age children1271.61.51121.41.5+15
Single parents with older children3884.84.93814.74.5+7
Total households with children2,63832.738.02,86335.139.5-225

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, Regional NSW: 4.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, Regional NSW: 1.5% Single parents with young children, Regional NSW: 5.0% Couples with older children, Regional NSW: 8.1% Couples with mixed-age children, Regional NSW: 4.2% Couples with young children, Regional NSW: 14.4% Single parents with older children, Broken Hill City: 4.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Broken Hill City: 1.6% Single parents with young children, Broken Hill City: 6.1% Couples with older children, Broken Hill City: 6.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Broken Hill City: 3.3% Couples with young children, Broken Hill City: 10.4%
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, Broken Hill City: +7 Single parents with mixed-age children, Broken Hill City: +15 Single parents with young children, Broken Hill City: -26 Couples with older children, Broken Hill City: -25 Couples with mixed-age children, Broken Hill City: -20 Couples with young children, Broken Hill City: -176
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 Broken Hill City in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 10.4% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 6.6% were couples with older children, compared with 14.4% and 8.1% respectively for Regional NSW.

There were a larger 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 6.1% compared to 5.0% in Regional NSW while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.8% compared to 4.9% in Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children decreased by 225 households or 7.9%.

The largest change in households with children in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Couples with young children (-176 households)
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