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Limestone Coast region

Households with children

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

There are 3,807 couples with young children in the Limestone Coast region 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 Limestone Coast region, 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 Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Couples with children6,69425.622.86,95927.324.6-265
Couples with young children3,80714.612.64,10616.114.1-299
Couples with mixed-age children1,0093.93.41,0994.33.9-90
Couples with older children1,8787.26.71,7546.96.5+124
Single parents with children2,3429.09.02,4379.69.2-95
Single parents with young children1,0394.03.91,1754.64.3-136
Single parents with mixed-age children2931.11.23021.21.2-9
Single parents with older children1,0103.94.09603.83.6+50
Total households with children9,03634.531.89,39636.933.7-360

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, Regional SA: 4.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, Regional SA: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Regional SA: 3.9% Couples with older children, Regional SA: 6.7% Couples with mixed-age children, Regional SA: 3.4% Couples with young children, Regional SA: 12.6% Single parents with older children, Limestone Coast region: 3.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, Limestone Coast region: 1.1% Single parents with young children, Limestone Coast region: 4.0% Couples with older children, Limestone Coast region: 7.2% Couples with mixed-age children, Limestone Coast region: 3.9% Couples with young children, Limestone Coast region: 14.6%
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, Limestone Coast region: +50 Single parents with mixed-age children, Limestone Coast region: -9 Single parents with young children, Limestone Coast region: -136 Couples with older children, Limestone Coast region: +124 Couples with mixed-age children, Limestone Coast region: -90 Couples with young children, Limestone Coast region: -299
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 Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to Regional SA shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, and a similar proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 14.6% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 7.2% were couples with older children, compared with 12.6% and 6.7% respectively for Regional SA.

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 4.0% compared to 3.9% in Regional SA while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 3.9% compared to 4.0% in Regional SA.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children decreased by 360 households or 3.8%.

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

  • Couples with young children (-299 households)
  • Single parents with young children (-136 households)
  • Couples with older children (+124 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (-90 households)
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