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Central North District

Households with children

There are 4,030 couples with young children in Central North District in 2011, comprising 14% 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 Central North District, 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, Central North District'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
Central North District20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children7,62726.430.97,94528.632.7-319
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children4,03014.016.24,14014.916.8-110
Couples with mixed-age children
1,1173.94.51,1574.24.9-41
Couples with older children
2,4808.610.22,6489.511.0-168
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children4,12314.312.43,95614.212.6+168
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children1,8226.35.41,8586.75.7-36
Single parents with mixed-age children
4991.71.54931.81.6+6
Single parents with older children
1,8036.25.51,6065.85.3+197
Total households with children
11,75040.743.311,90142.845.3-151

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, Central North District: 6.2% Single parents with mixed-age children, Central North District: 1.7% Single parents with young children, Central North District: 6.3% Couples with older children, Central North District: 8.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Central North District: 3.9% Couples with young children, Central North District: 14.0%
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, Central North District: +197 Single parents with mixed-age children, Central North District: +6 Single parents with young children, Central North District: -36 Couples with older children, Central North District: -168 Couples with mixed-age children, Central North District: -41 Couples with young children, Central North District: -110
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 Central North District 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, 14.0% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 8.6% were couples with older children, compared with 16.2% and 10.2% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

There were a larger proportion of single parent households with young children and a larger proportion of single parent households with older children. Overall, the proportion of single parent households with young children was 6.3% compared to 5.4% in the City of Onkaparinga while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 6.2% compared to 5.5% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children decreased by 151 households or 1.3%.

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

  • Single parents with older children (+197 households)
  • Couples with older children (-168 households)
  • Couples with young children (-110 households)