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Hills Region

Households with children

There are 1,531 couples with young children in Hills Region in 2011, comprising 18% 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 Hills Region, 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, Hills Region'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
Hills Region20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children3,00135.633.12,93935.732.3+63
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children1,53118.117.31,41717.216.3+114
Couples with mixed-age children
4375.24.64225.14.4+14
Couples with older children
1,03412.211.21,09913.411.6-66
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children6958.28.66978.58.8-2
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children2192.62.72443.02.9-25
Single parents with mixed-age children
630.70.9931.10.9-30
Single parents with older children
4134.95.03604.45.0+52
Total households with children
3,69643.841.73,63644.241.1+61

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 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% Single parents with older children, Hills Region: 4.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, Hills Region: 0.7% Single parents with young children, Hills Region: 2.6% Couples with older children, Hills Region: 12.2% Couples with mixed-age children, Hills Region: 5.2% Couples with young children, Hills Region: 18.1%
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, Hills Region: +52 Single parents with mixed-age children, Hills Region: -30 Single parents with young children, Hills Region: -25 Couples with older children, Hills Region: -66 Couples with mixed-age children, Hills Region: +14 Couples with young children, Hills Region: +114
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 Hills Region in 2011 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, 18.1% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 12.2% were couples with older children, compared with 17.3% and 11.2% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

There were a similar 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 2.6% compared to 2.7% in the City of Mitcham while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.9% compared to 5.0% in the City of Mitcham.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 60 households or 1.7%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+114 households)
  • Couples with older children (-66 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+52 households)