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McLaren Flat

Households with children

There are 138 couples with young children in McLaren Flat in 2011, comprising 27% 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 McLaren Flat, 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, McLaren Flat'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
McLaren Flat20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children23145.230.913643.032.7+95
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children13827.016.28426.716.8+54
Couples with mixed-age children
397.64.5195.94.9+20
Couples with older children
5410.710.23310.411.0+22
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children479.212.43711.712.6+10
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children193.75.4226.95.7-3
Single parents with mixed-age children
30.61.520.81.6+1
Single parents with older children
254.95.5134.15.3+12
Total households with children
27854.443.317354.745.3+105

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 Onkaparinga: 5.5% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Onkaparinga: 1.5% Single parents with young children, City of Onkaparinga: 5.4% Couples with older children, City of Onkaparinga: 10.2% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Onkaparinga: 4.5% Couples with young children, City of Onkaparinga: 16.2% Single parents with older children, McLaren Flat: 4.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, McLaren Flat: 0.6% Single parents with young children, McLaren Flat: 3.7% Couples with older children, McLaren Flat: 10.7% Couples with mixed-age children, McLaren Flat: 7.6% Couples with young children, McLaren Flat: 27.0%
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, McLaren Flat: +12 Single parents with mixed-age children, McLaren Flat: +1 Single parents with young children, McLaren Flat: -3 Couples with older children, McLaren Flat: +22 Couples with mixed-age children, McLaren Flat: +20 Couples with young children, McLaren Flat: +54
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 McLaren Flat in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, and a similar proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 27.0% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 10.7% were couples with older children, compared with 16.2% and 10.2% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

There were a smaller 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 3.7% compared to 5.4% in the City of Onkaparinga while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.9% compared to 5.5% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 105 households or 60.7%.

The largest change in households with children in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Couples with young children (+54 households)