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Households with children

There are 2,414 couples with young children in Orange City in 2011, comprising 16% 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 Orange City, 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, Orange City'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
Orange City - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children4,16628.426.73,96629.528.2+200
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children2,41416.514.42,26316.815.2+151
Couples with mixed-age children
6624.54.26574.94.7+5
Couples with older children
1,0907.48.11,0467.88.3+44
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,74511.911.31,61012.011.3+135
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children7975.45.07945.95.3+3
Single parents with mixed-age children
2451.71.51971.51.5+48
Single parents with older children
7034.84.96194.64.5+84
Total households with children
5,91140.438.05,57641.539.5+335

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, Regional NSW: 4.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, Regional NSW: 1.5% Single parents with young children, Regional NSW: 5.0% Couples with older children, Regional NSW: 8.1% Couples with mixed-age children, Regional NSW: 4.2% Couples with young children, Regional NSW: 14.4% Single parents with older children, Orange City: 4.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Orange City: 1.7% Single parents with young children, Orange City: 5.4% Couples with older children, Orange City: 7.4% Couples with mixed-age children, Orange City: 4.5% Couples with young children, Orange City: 16.5%
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, Orange City: +84 Single parents with mixed-age children, Orange City: +48 Single parents with young children, Orange City: +3 Couples with older children, Orange City: +44 Couples with mixed-age children, Orange City: +5 Couples with young children, Orange City: +151
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 Orange City in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, and a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 16.5% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 7.4% were couples with older children, compared with 14.4% and 8.1% respectively for Regional NSW.

There were a similar proportion of single parent households with young children and a similar proportion of single parent households with older children. Overall, the proportion of single parent households with young children was 5.4% compared to 5.0% in Regional NSW while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.8% compared to 4.9% in Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 335 households or 6.0%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+151 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+84 households)
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