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Parkside Ward

Households with children

There are 391 couples with young children in Parkside Ward in 2011, comprising 14% 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 Parkside Ward, 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, Parkside Ward'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
Parkside Ward20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children65023.527.162622.726.2+23
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children39114.215.538513.915.0+7
Couples with mixed-age children
622.23.3742.73.1-12
Couples with older children
1967.18.31676.18.1+29
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children2358.57.52338.47.7+2
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children812.92.5792.92.7+2
Single parents with mixed-age children
170.60.7240.90.7-7
Single parents with older children
1385.04.31304.74.3+8
Total households with children
88532.034.685931.133.9+25

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 Unley: 4.3% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of Unley: 0.7% Single parents with young children, City of Unley: 2.5% Couples with older children, City of Unley: 8.3% Couples with mixed-age children, City of Unley: 3.3% Couples with young children, City of Unley: 15.5% Single parents with older children, Parkside Ward: 5.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, Parkside Ward: 0.6% Single parents with young children, Parkside Ward: 2.9% Couples with older children, Parkside Ward: 7.1% Couples with mixed-age children, Parkside Ward: 2.2% Couples with young children, Parkside Ward: 14.2%
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, Parkside Ward: +8 Single parents with mixed-age children, Parkside Ward: -7 Single parents with young children, Parkside Ward: +2 Couples with older children, Parkside Ward: +29 Couples with mixed-age children, Parkside Ward: -12 Couples with young children, Parkside Ward: +7
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 Parkside Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 14.2% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 7.1% were couples with older children, compared with 15.5% and 8.3% respectively for the City of Unley.

There were a similar 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 2.9% compared to 2.5% in the City of Unley while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.0% compared to 4.3% in the City of Unley.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 26 households or 3.0%.

There were no major differences between 2006 and 2011 in Parkside Ward.