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Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)

Households with children

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There are 1,175 couples with young children in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) in 2016, comprising 14% 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 Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill), 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, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)'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
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children2,55231.239.62,43333.541.0+119
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children1,17514.417.71,07514.817.7+101
Couples with mixed-age children
2583.24.82753.85.5-17
Couples with older children
1,11813.617.11,08214.917.8+35
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children8099.99.572810.09.4+82
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children1992.42.41712.42.2+28
Single parents with mixed-age children
600.70.8570.81.0+3
Single parents with older children
5506.76.24996.96.1+51
Total households with children
3,36241.049.13,16143.550.4+201

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, City of Manningham: 6.2% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Manningham: 0.8% Single parents with young children, City of Manningham: 2.4% Couples with older children, City of Manningham: 17.1% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Manningham: 4.8% Couples with young children, City of Manningham: 17.7% Single parents with older children, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 6.7% Single parents with mixed-age children, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.7% Single parents with young children, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 2.4% Couples with older children, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 13.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 3.2% Couples with young children, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 14.4%
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, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +51 Single parents with mixed-age children, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +3 Single parents with young children, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +28 Couples with older children, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +35 Couples with mixed-age children, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -17 Couples with young children, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +101
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 Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) in 2016 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 14.4% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 13.6% were couples with older children, compared with 17.7% and 17.1% respectively for City of Manningham.

There were a similar proportion of single parent households with young children and a larger proportion of single parent households with older children. Overall, the proportion of single parent households with young children was 2.4% compared to 2.4% in City of Manningham while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 6.7% compared to 6.2% in City of Manningham.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 201 households or 6.4%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+101 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+51 households)
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