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Hills South District

Households with children

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There are 532 couples with young children in Hills South District in 2016, comprising 15% 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 Hills South 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, Hills South 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
Hills South District - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children1,10832.229.41,09733.530.9+11
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children53215.515.352216.016.2+10
Couples with mixed-age children
1614.73.92016.24.5-40
Couples with older children
41312.010.137211.410.2+41
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children2537.412.73019.212.4-48
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children832.45.21404.35.4-56
Single parents with mixed-age children
190.61.5341.11.5-16
Single parents with older children
1514.46.01263.95.5+24
Total households with children
1,36239.642.11,39942.843.3-37

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households with children, 2016
Households with children, 2016 Single parents with older children, City of Onkaparinga: 6.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Onkaparinga: 1.5% Single parents with young children, City of Onkaparinga: 5.2% Couples with older children, City of Onkaparinga: 10.1% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Onkaparinga: 3.9% Couples with young children, City of Onkaparinga: 15.3% Single parents with older children, Hills South District: 4.4% Single parents with mixed-age children, Hills South District: 0.6% Single parents with young children, Hills South District: 2.4% Couples with older children, Hills South District: 12.0% Couples with mixed-age children, Hills South District: 4.7% Couples with young children, Hills South District: 15.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in households with children, 2011 to 2016
Change in households with children, 2011 to 2016 Single parents with older children, Hills South District: +24 Single parents with mixed-age children, Hills South District: -16 Single parents with young children, Hills South District: -56 Couples with older children, Hills South District: +41 Couples with mixed-age children, Hills South District: -40 Couples with young children, Hills South District: +10
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the families with children in Hills South District in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a similar proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 15.5% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 12.0% were couples with older children, compared with 15.3% and 10.1% 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 2.4% compared to 5.2% in the City of Onkaparinga while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.4% compared to 6.0% in the City of Onkaparinga.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children decreased by 37 households or 2.6%.

The largest change in households with children in this area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Single parents with young children (-56 households)
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