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Households with children

There are 4,213 couples with young children in the City of Mitcham in 2011, comprising 17% 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 Mitcham, 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 Mitcham'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 Mitcham20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children8,04933.128.57,79232.328.6+257
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children4,21317.315.13,93916.314.8+274
Couples with mixed-age children
1,1104.64.01,0664.44.1+44
Couples with older children
2,72611.29.52,78711.69.7-61
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children2,0898.611.02,1138.811.1-24
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children6452.74.36932.94.6-48
Single parents with mixed-age children
2240.91.32190.91.4+5
Single parents with older children
1,2205.05.51,2015.05.1+19
Total households with children
10,13841.739.59,90541.139.7+233

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 Adelaide: 5.5% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Single parents with young children, Greater Adelaide: 4.3% Couples with older children, Greater Adelaide: 9.5% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Couples with young children, Greater Adelaide: 15.1% Single parents with older children, City of Mitcham: 5.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Single parents with young children, City of Mitcham: 2.7% Couples with older children, City of Mitcham: 11.2% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Mitcham: 4.6% Couples with young children, City of Mitcham: 17.3%
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, City of Mitcham: +19 Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Mitcham: +5 Single parents with young children, City of Mitcham: -48 Couples with older children, City of Mitcham: -61 Couples with mixed-age children, City of Mitcham: +44 Couples with young children, City of Mitcham: +274
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 the City of Mitcham in 2011 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, 17.3% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 11.2% were couples with older children, compared with 15.1% and 9.5% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

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 2.7% compared to 4.3% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.0% compared to 5.5% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 233 households or 2.4%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+274 households)
  • Couples with older children (-61 households)