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Shire of Mundaring

Households with children

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There are 2,228 couples with young children in the Shire of Mundaring in 2016, 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 Shire of Mundaring, 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 Shire of Mundaring'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
Shire of Mundaring - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Couples with children4,61034.232.34,57735.431.6+33
Couples with young children2,22816.518.02,24317.317.3-15
Couples with mixed-age children7065.24.47816.04.6-75
Couples with older children1,67612.49.91,55312.09.7+123
Single parents with children1,3049.79.81,29410.09.9+10
Single parents with young children4273.23.74683.63.9-41
Single parents with mixed-age children1621.21.11741.31.2-12
Single parents with older children7155.35.06525.04.8+63
Total households with children5,91443.942.15,87145.441.5+43

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 Perth: 5.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Perth: 1.1% Single parents with young children, Greater Perth: 3.7% Couples with older children, Greater Perth: 9.9% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Perth: 4.4% Couples with young children, Greater Perth: 18.0% Single parents with older children, Shire of Mundaring: 5.3% Single parents with mixed-age children, Shire of Mundaring: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Shire of Mundaring: 3.2% Couples with older children, Shire of Mundaring: 12.4% Couples with mixed-age children, Shire of Mundaring: 5.2% Couples with young children, Shire of Mundaring: 16.5%
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, Shire of Mundaring: +63 Single parents with mixed-age children, Shire of Mundaring: -12 Single parents with young children, Shire of Mundaring: -41 Couples with older children, Shire of Mundaring: +123 Couples with mixed-age children, Shire of Mundaring: -75 Couples with young children, Shire of Mundaring: -15
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 Shire of Mundaring in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 16.5% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 12.4% were couples with older children, compared with 18.0% and 9.9% respectively for Greater Perth.

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 3.2% compared to 3.7% in Greater Perth while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.3% compared to 5.0% in Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 43 households or 0.7%.

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

  • Couples with older children (+123 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (-75 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+63 households)
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