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Eastern Region Alliance area

Households with children

There are 17,705 couples with young children in Eastern Region Alliance area in 2011, 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 Eastern Region Alliance area, 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, Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area20112006Change
Households with childrenNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children34,09729.727.133,87230.026.2+225
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children17,70515.415.517,18415.215.0+521
Couples with mixed-age children
4,4763.93.34,6104.13.1-134
Couples with older children
11,91610.48.312,07810.78.1-162
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children10,6269.37.510,3619.27.7+265
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children3,5163.12.53,8033.42.7-287
Single parents with mixed-age children
1,2161.10.71,1401.00.7+76
Single parents with older children
5,8945.14.35,4184.84.3+476
Total households with children
44,72338.934.644,23339.233.9+490

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, Eastern Region Alliance area: 5.1% Single parents with mixed-age children, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.1% Single parents with young children, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.1% Couples with older children, Eastern Region Alliance area: 10.4% Couples with mixed-age children, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.9% Couples with young children, Eastern Region Alliance area: 15.4%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: +476 Single parents with mixed-age children, Eastern Region Alliance area: +76 Single parents with young children, Eastern Region Alliance area: -287 Couples with older children, Eastern Region Alliance area: -162 Couples with mixed-age children, Eastern Region Alliance area: -134 Couples with young children, Eastern Region Alliance area: +521
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 Eastern Region Alliance area in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a similar proportion of couples with young children, and a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 15.4% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 10.4% were couples with older children, compared with 15.5% and 8.3% respectively for the City of Unley.

There were a larger 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 3.1% compared to 2.5% in the City of Unley while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.1% compared to 4.3% in the City of Unley.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 490 households or 1.1%.

The largest changes in households with children in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with young children (+521 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+476 households)
  • Single parents with young children (-287 households)
  • Couples with older children (-162 households)