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McLaren Vale

Households with children

There are 190 couples with young children in McLaren Vale in 2011, comprising 13% 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 Vale, 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 Vale'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 Vale20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children41328.130.944829.832.7-36
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children19012.916.223815.816.8-48
Couples with mixed-age children
906.14.5765.04.9+14
Couples with older children
1329.010.21358.911.0-2
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1449.812.41409.312.6+4
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children684.65.4573.85.7+11
Single parents with mixed-age children
191.31.5161.11.6+3
Single parents with older children
573.95.5664.45.3-9
Total households with children
55737.943.358839.145.3-32

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 Vale: 3.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, McLaren Vale: 1.3% Single parents with young children, McLaren Vale: 4.6% Couples with older children, McLaren Vale: 9.0% Couples with mixed-age children, McLaren Vale: 6.1% Couples with young children, McLaren Vale: 12.9%
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 Vale: -9 Single parents with mixed-age children, McLaren Vale: +3 Single parents with young children, McLaren Vale: +11 Couples with older children, McLaren Vale: -2 Couples with mixed-age children, McLaren Vale: +14 Couples with young children, McLaren Vale: -48
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 Vale in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 12.9% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 9.0% 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 4.6% compared to 5.4% in the City of Onkaparinga while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 3.9% compared to 5.5% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children decreased by 31 households or 5.3%.

There were no major differences between 2006 and 2011 in McLaren Vale.