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Southern District

Households with children

There are 1,026 couples with young children in Southern District in 2011, comprising 19% 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 Southern 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, Southern 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
Southern District20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,60629.330.91,06127.532.7+545
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children1,02618.716.264016.616.8+386
Couples with mixed-age children
2264.14.51704.44.9+56
Couples with older children
3546.510.22516.511.0+103
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children79714.512.453113.712.6+266
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children4297.85.42717.05.7+158
Single parents with mixed-age children
1061.91.5872.31.6+19
Single parents with older children
2624.85.51734.55.3+89
Total households with children
2,40343.843.31,59141.245.3+812

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, Southern District: 4.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Southern District: 1.9% Single parents with young children, Southern District: 7.8% Couples with older children, Southern District: 6.5% Couples with mixed-age children, Southern District: 4.1% Couples with young children, Southern District: 18.7%
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, Southern District: +89 Single parents with mixed-age children, Southern District: +19 Single parents with young children, Southern District: +158 Couples with older children, Southern District: +103 Couples with mixed-age children, Southern District: +56 Couples with young children, Southern District: +386
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 Southern District in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, and a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 18.7% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 6.5% 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 smaller proportion of single parent households with older children. Overall, the proportion of single parent households with young children was 7.8% compared to 5.4% in the City of Onkaparinga while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.8% compared to 5.5% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 812 households or 51.0%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+386 households)
  • Single parents with young children (+158 households)
  • Couples with older children (+103 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+89 households)