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Western Rural

Households with children

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

There are 202 couples with young children in Western Rural in 2016, comprising 18% 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 Western Rural, 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, Western Rural'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
Western Rural - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Tamworth Regional Council %Number%Tamworth Regional Council %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children38034.325.339833.126.7-18
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children20218.314.120016.714.9+3
Couples with mixed-age children
534.83.9796.64.0-26
Couples with older children
12411.27.21189.97.8+6
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children847.612.0897.512.5-5
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children363.35.5353.06.10
Single parents with mixed-age children
60.61.4121.01.5-6
Single parents with older children
423.85.0413.54.90
Total households with children
46541.937.348840.639.2-23

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, Tamworth Regional Council: 5.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.4% Single parents with young children, Tamworth Regional Council: 5.5% Couples with older children, Tamworth Regional Council: 7.2% Couples with mixed-age children, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.9% Couples with young children, Tamworth Regional Council: 14.1% Single parents with older children, Western Rural: 3.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Western Rural: 0.6% Single parents with young children, Western Rural: 3.3% Couples with older children, Western Rural: 11.2% Couples with mixed-age children, Western Rural: 4.8% Couples with young children, Western Rural: 18.3%
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, Western Rural: 0 Single parents with mixed-age children, Western Rural: -6 Single parents with young children, Western Rural: 0 Couples with older children, Western Rural: +6 Couples with mixed-age children, Western Rural: -26 Couples with young children, Western Rural: +3
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 Western Rural in 2016 compared to Tamworth Regional Council shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, as well as a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 18.3% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 11.2% were couples with older children, compared with 14.1% and 7.2% respectively for Tamworth Regional Council.

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 3.3% compared to 5.5% in Tamworth Regional Council while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 3.8% compared to 5.0% in Tamworth Regional Council.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children decreased by 23 households or 4.7%.

There were no major differences between 2011 and 2016 in Western Rural.

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