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Surrey Downs

Households with children

There are 235 couples with young children in Surrey Downs in 2011, 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 Surrey Downs, 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, Surrey Downs'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
Surrey Downs20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children42433.033.745735.436.2-33
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children23518.316.826320.418.0-28
Couples with mixed-age children
514.04.7524.05.1-1
Couples with older children
13810.712.214211.013.1-4
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children14811.511.016612.810.7-18
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children433.33.9735.74.2-30
Single parents with mixed-age children
282.21.4191.51.4+9
Single parents with older children
776.05.7745.75.1+3
Total households with children
57244.544.662348.246.8-51

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.7% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.4% Single parents with young children, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.9% Couples with older children, City of Tea Tree Gully: 12.2% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.7% Couples with young children, City of Tea Tree Gully: 16.8% Single parents with older children, Surrey Downs: 6.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, Surrey Downs: 2.2% Single parents with young children, Surrey Downs: 3.3% Couples with older children, Surrey Downs: 10.7% Couples with mixed-age children, Surrey Downs: 4.0% Couples with young children, Surrey Downs: 18.3%
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, Surrey Downs: +3 Single parents with mixed-age children, Surrey Downs: +9 Single parents with young children, Surrey Downs: -30 Couples with older children, Surrey Downs: -4 Couples with mixed-age children, Surrey Downs: -1 Couples with young children, Surrey Downs: -28
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 Surrey Downs in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, and a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 18.3% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 10.7% were couples with older children, compared with 16.8% and 12.2% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

There were a smaller 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 3.3% compared to 3.9% in the City of Tea Tree Gully while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 6.0% compared to 5.7% in the City of Tea Tree Gully.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children decreased by 51 households or 8.2%.

There were no major differences between 2006 and 2011 in Surrey Downs.