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Households with children

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

There are 5,033 couples with young children in the City of Playford 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 the City of Playford, 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, the City of Playford'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
City of Playford - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children9,21227.428.78,47728.228.5+735
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children5,03315.015.34,52315.115.1+510
Couples with mixed-age children
1,4884.43.71,4194.74.0+69
Couples with older children
2,6918.09.72,5358.49.5+156
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children5,75517.111.15,22017.411.0+535
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children2,7348.14.02,6428.84.3+92
Single parents with mixed-age children
8122.41.27172.41.3+95
Single parents with older children
2,2096.65.81,8616.25.5+348
Total households with children
14,96744.539.713,69745.639.5+1,270

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, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Couples with older children, Greater Adelaide: 9.7% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Adelaide: 3.7% Couples with young children, Greater Adelaide: 15.3% Single parents with older children, City of Playford: 6.6% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Playford: 2.4% Single parents with young children, City of Playford: 8.1% Couples with older children, City of Playford: 8.0% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Playford: 4.4% Couples with young children, City of Playford: 15.0%
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, City of Playford: +348 Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Playford: +95 Single parents with young children, City of Playford: +92 Couples with older children, City of Playford: +156 Couples with mixed-age children, City of Playford: +69 Couples with young children, City of Playford: +510
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 the City of Playford in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of couples with young children, and a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 15.0% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 8.0% were couples with older children, compared with 15.3% and 9.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

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 8.1% compared to 4.0% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 6.6% compared to 5.8% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 1,270 households or 9.3%.

The largest changes in households with children in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Couples with young children (+510 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+348 households)
  • Couples with older children (+156 households)
  • Single parents with mixed-age children (+95 households)
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