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Households with children

There are 9,648 couples with young children in Gosford City in 2011, comprising 15% 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 Gosford 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, Gosford 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
Gosford City - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children18,53629.034.817,84928.834.1+687
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children9,64815.118.39,40115.217.7+247
Couples with mixed-age children
2,7424.34.92,9024.75.1-160
Couples with older children
6,1469.611.65,5469.011.3+600
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children7,63511.910.87,20911.610.6+426
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children2,7814.43.73,0154.94.0-234
Single parents with mixed-age children
9941.61.39691.61.3+25
Single parents with older children
3,8606.05.83,2255.25.3+635
Total households with children
26,17140.945.625,05840.544.7+1,113

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, Greater Sydney: 5.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Sydney: 1.3% Single parents with young children, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Couples with older children, Greater Sydney: 11.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Sydney: 4.9% Couples with young children, Greater Sydney: 18.3% Single parents with older children, Gosford City: 6.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, Gosford City: 1.6% Single parents with young children, Gosford City: 4.4% Couples with older children, Gosford City: 9.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Gosford City: 4.3% Couples with young children, Gosford City: 15.1%
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, Gosford City: +635 Single parents with mixed-age children, Gosford City: +25 Single parents with young children, Gosford City: -234 Couples with older children, Gosford City: +600 Couples with mixed-age children, Gosford City: -160 Couples with young children, Gosford City: +247
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 Gosford City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 15.1% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 9.6% were couples with older children, compared with 18.3% and 11.6% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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 4.4% compared to 3.7% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 6.0% compared to 5.8% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 1,113 households or 4.4%.

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

  • Single parents with older children (+635 households)
  • Couples with older children (+600 households)
  • Couples with young children (+247 households)
  • Single parents with young children (-234 households)
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