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Casey Growth Area

Households with children

There are 686 couples with young children in Casey Growth Area in 2011, comprising 27% 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 Casey Growth Area, 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, Casey Growth Area'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
Casey Growth Area20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,06041.144.428833.944.0+772
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children68626.623.712514.823.9+560
Couples with mixed-age children
1455.67.4485.67.6+97
Couples with older children
2308.913.411513.612.5+115
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children2158.312.6688.012.4+147
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children923.64.8293.45.4+63
Single parents with mixed-age children
371.41.930.31.9+34
Single parents with older children
863.35.9364.25.1+50
Total households with children
1,27549.557.035641.956.4+920

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 Casey: 5.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Casey: 1.9% Single parents with young children, City of Casey: 4.8% Couples with older children, City of Casey: 13.4% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Casey: 7.4% Couples with young children, City of Casey: 23.7% Single parents with older children, Casey Growth Area: 3.3% Single parents with mixed-age children, Casey Growth Area: 1.4% Single parents with young children, Casey Growth Area: 3.6% Couples with older children, Casey Growth Area: 8.9% Couples with mixed-age children, Casey Growth Area: 5.6% Couples with young children, Casey Growth Area: 26.6%
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, Casey Growth Area: +50 Single parents with mixed-age children, Casey Growth Area: +34 Single parents with young children, Casey Growth Area: +63 Couples with older children, Casey Growth Area: +115 Couples with mixed-age children, Casey Growth Area: +97 Couples with young children, Casey Growth Area: +560
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 Casey Growth Area in 2011 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, and a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 26.6% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 8.9% were couples with older children, compared with 23.7% and 13.4% respectively for the City of Casey.

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 3.6% compared to 4.8% in the City of Casey while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 3.3% compared to 5.9% in the City of Casey.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 919 households or 258.1%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+560 households)
  • Couples with older children (+115 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (+97 households)
  • Single parents with young children (+63 households)