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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 9,080 couples with young children in Redland City in 2016, comprising 17% 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 Redland 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, Redland 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
Redland City - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children18,08733.231.717,88835.432.0+199
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children9,08016.717.79,15618.117.9-76
Couples with mixed-age children
2,6874.94.52,7525.44.7-65
Couples with older children
6,32011.69.55,98011.89.4+340
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children6,02911.111.05,54411.011.1+485
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children2,3284.34.42,2224.44.6+106
Single parents with mixed-age children
6981.31.47411.51.4-43
Single parents with older children
3,0035.55.32,5815.15.1+422
Total households with children
24,11644.342.723,43246.443.1+684

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 Brisbane: 5.3% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Brisbane: 1.4% Single parents with young children, Greater Brisbane: 4.4% Couples with older children, Greater Brisbane: 9.5% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Brisbane: 4.5% Couples with young children, Greater Brisbane: 17.7% Single parents with older children, Redland City: 5.5% Single parents with mixed-age children, Redland City: 1.3% Single parents with young children, Redland City: 4.3% Couples with older children, Redland City: 11.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Redland City: 4.9% Couples with young children, Redland City: 16.7%
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, Redland City: +422 Single parents with mixed-age children, Redland City: -43 Single parents with young children, Redland City: +106 Couples with older children, Redland City: +340 Couples with mixed-age children, Redland City: -65 Couples with young children, Redland City: -76
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 Redland City in 2016 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 16.7% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 11.6% were couples with older children, compared with 17.7% and 9.5% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

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 4.3% compared to 4.4% in Greater Brisbane while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.5% compared to 5.3% in Greater Brisbane.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 684 households or 2.9%.

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

  • Single parents with older children (+422 households)
  • Couples with older children (+340 households)
  • Single parents with young children (+106 households)
  • Couples with young children (-76 households)
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