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Colonel Light Gardens

Households with children

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There are 296 couples with young children in Colonel Light Gardens in 2016, comprising 26% 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 Colonel Light Gardens, 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, Colonel Light Gardens'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
Colonel Light Gardens - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children55448.334.054247.933.1+12
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children29625.818.032628.817.3-30
Couples with mixed-age children
685.94.3464.14.6+22
Couples with older children
19016.611.717015.011.2+20
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children877.68.71029.08.6-15
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children151.32.6343.02.7-19
Single parents with mixed-age children
100.91.0121.10.9-2
Single parents with older children
625.45.1565.05.0+6
Total households with children
64155.942.764456.941.7-3

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 Mitcham: 5.1% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Mitcham: 1.0% Single parents with young children, City of Mitcham: 2.6% Couples with older children, City of Mitcham: 11.7% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Mitcham: 4.3% Couples with young children, City of Mitcham: 18.0% Single parents with older children, Colonel Light Gardens: 5.4% Single parents with mixed-age children, Colonel Light Gardens: 0.9% Single parents with young children, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.3% Couples with older children, Colonel Light Gardens: 16.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Colonel Light Gardens: 5.9% Couples with young children, Colonel Light Gardens: 25.8%
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, Colonel Light Gardens: +6 Single parents with mixed-age children, Colonel Light Gardens: -2 Single parents with young children, Colonel Light Gardens: -19 Couples with older children, Colonel Light Gardens: +20 Couples with mixed-age children, Colonel Light Gardens: +22 Couples with young children, Colonel Light Gardens: -30
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 Colonel Light Gardens in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, as well as a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 25.8% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 16.6% were couples with older children, compared with 18.0% and 11.7% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

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 1.3% compared to 2.6% in the City of Mitcham while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.4% compared to 5.1% in the City of Mitcham.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children decreased by 3 households or 0.5%.

There were no major differences between 2011 and 2016 in Colonel Light Gardens.

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