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Households with children

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There are 5,864 couples with young children in the City of Canning 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 the City of Canning, 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 Canning'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 Canning - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children11,41035.532.310,52933.731.6+881
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children5,86418.218.05,19716.617.3+667
Couples with mixed-age children
1,6745.24.41,6925.44.6-18
Couples with older children
3,87212.09.93,64011.69.7+232
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children2,9279.19.82,9889.69.9-61
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children9322.93.79703.13.9-38
Single parents with mixed-age children
3341.01.13551.11.2-21
Single parents with older children
1,6615.25.01,6635.34.8-2
Total households with children
14,33744.642.113,51743.241.5+820

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 Perth: 5.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Perth: 1.1% Single parents with young children, Greater Perth: 3.7% Couples with older children, Greater Perth: 9.9% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Perth: 4.4% Couples with young children, Greater Perth: 18.0% Single parents with older children, City of Canning: 5.2% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Canning: 1.0% Single parents with young children, City of Canning: 2.9% Couples with older children, City of Canning: 12.0% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Canning: 5.2% Couples with young children, City of Canning: 18.2%
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 Canning: -2 Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Canning: -21 Single parents with young children, City of Canning: -38 Couples with older children, City of Canning: +232 Couples with mixed-age children, City of Canning: -18 Couples with young children, City of Canning: +667
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 Canning in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a similar proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 18.2% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 12.0% were couples with older children, compared with 18.0% and 9.9% respectively for Greater Perth.

There were a smaller 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 2.9% compared to 3.7% in Greater Perth while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.2% compared to 5.0% in Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 820 households or 6.1%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+667 households)
  • Couples with older children (+232 households)
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