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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 2,841 couples with young children in the City of Burnside in 2016, comprising 16% 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 the City of Burnside, 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, the City of Burnside'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
City of Burnside - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children5,65132.528.75,06529.528.5+586
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children2,84116.315.32,46014.315.1+381
Couples with mixed-age children
8324.83.77354.34.0+97
Couples with older children
1,97811.49.71,87010.99.5+108
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,3627.811.11,3527.911.0+10
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children4152.44.04012.34.3+14
Single parents with mixed-age children
1270.71.21600.91.3-33
Single parents with older children
8204.75.87914.65.5+29
Total households with children
7,01340.339.76,41737.439.5+596

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, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Couples with older children, Greater Adelaide: 9.7% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Adelaide: 3.7% Couples with young children, Greater Adelaide: 15.3% Single parents with older children, City of Burnside: 4.7% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Burnside: 0.7% Single parents with young children, City of Burnside: 2.4% Couples with older children, City of Burnside: 11.4% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Burnside: 4.8% Couples with young children, City of Burnside: 16.3%
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, City of Burnside: +29 Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Burnside: -33 Single parents with young children, City of Burnside: +14 Couples with older children, City of Burnside: +108 Couples with mixed-age children, City of Burnside: +97 Couples with young children, City of Burnside: +381
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 the City of Burnside in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, as well as a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 16.3% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 11.4% were couples with older children, compared with 15.3% and 9.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

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 2.4% compared to 4.0% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.7% compared to 5.8% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 596 households or 9.3%.

The largest changes in households with children in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with young children (+381 households)
  • Couples with older children (+108 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (+97 households)
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