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District Council of Mount Barker

Households with children

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There are 2,322 couples with young children in the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016, 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 the District Council of Mount Barker, 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 District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children4,21433.428.73,89034.828.5+324
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children2,32218.415.32,23620.015.1+86
Couples with mixed-age children
5744.53.75995.44.0-25
Couples with older children
1,31810.49.71,0559.49.5+263
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,30810.411.11,18710.611.0+121
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children5064.04.05314.84.3-25
Single parents with mixed-age children
1621.31.21541.41.3+8
Single parents with older children
6405.15.85024.55.5+138
Total households with children
5,52243.839.75,07745.439.5+445

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, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Couples with older children, Greater Adelaide: 9.7% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Adelaide: 3.7% Couples with young children, Greater Adelaide: 15.3% Single parents with older children, District Council of Mount Barker: 5.1% Single parents with mixed-age children, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.3% Single parents with young children, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.0% Couples with older children, District Council of Mount Barker: 10.4% Couples with mixed-age children, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.5% Couples with young children, District Council of Mount Barker: 18.4%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +138 Single parents with mixed-age children, District Council of Mount Barker: +8 Single parents with young children, District Council of Mount Barker: -25 Couples with older children, District Council of Mount Barker: +263 Couples with mixed-age children, District Council of Mount Barker: -25 Couples with young children, District Council of Mount Barker: +86
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 the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 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, 18.4% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 10.4% were couples with older children, compared with 15.3% and 9.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

There were a similar proportion of single parent households with young children and a smaller proportion of single parent households with older children. Overall, the proportion of single parent households with young children was 4.0% compared to 4.0% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.1% compared to 5.8% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 445 households or 8.8%.

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

  • Couples with older children (+263 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+138 households)
  • Couples with young children (+86 households)
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