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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Households with children

There are 212,669 couples with young children in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2011, comprising 21% 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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), 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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Couples with children397,43239.634.8359,52639.534.1+37,905
Couples with young children212,66921.218.3191,41521.017.7+21,253
Couples with mixed-age children63,8286.44.960,5416.75.1+3,287
Couples with older children120,93512.011.6107,56911.811.3+13,365
Single parents with children133,09813.210.8119,97813.210.6+13,119
Single parents with young children54,4695.43.754,6636.04.0-194
Single parents with mixed-age children19,1081.91.317,3031.91.3+1,805
Single parents with older children59,5215.95.848,0125.35.3+11,509
Total households with children530,53052.845.6479,50552.744.7+51,025

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 Sydney: 5.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Sydney: 1.3% Single parents with young children, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Couples with older children, Greater Sydney: 11.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Sydney: 4.9% Couples with young children, Greater Sydney: 18.3% Single parents with older children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 5.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.9% Single parents with young children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 5.4% Couples with older children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 12.0% Couples with mixed-age children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.4% Couples with young children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 21.2%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +11,509 Single parents with mixed-age children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +1,805 Single parents with young children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -194 Couples with older children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +13,365 Couples with mixed-age children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +3,287 Couples with young children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +21,253
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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, and a similar proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 21.2% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 12.0% were couples with older children, compared with 18.3% and 11.6% respectively for Greater Sydney.

There were a larger 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 5.4% compared to 3.7% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.9% compared to 5.8% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 51,025 households or 10.6%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+21,253 households)
  • Couples with older children (+13,365 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+11,509 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (+3,287 households)
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