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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 3,587 couples with young children in the City of West Torrens in 2016, 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 the City of West Torrens, 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, the City of West Torrens'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
City of West Torrens - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children6,21425.528.75,54023.228.5+674
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children3,58714.715.33,19713.415.1+390
Couples with mixed-age children
6302.63.76512.74.0-21
Couples with older children
1,9978.29.71,6927.19.5+305
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children2,1358.811.12,0878.811.0+48
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children6422.64.06922.94.3-50
Single parents with mixed-age children
1680.71.21860.81.3-18
Single parents with older children
1,3255.45.81,2095.15.5+116
Total households with children
8,34934.339.77,62732.039.5+722

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 Adelaide: 5.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Couples with older children, Greater Adelaide: 9.7% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Adelaide: 3.7% Couples with young children, Greater Adelaide: 15.3% Single parents with older children, City of West Torrens: 5.4% Single parents with mixed-age children, City of West Torrens: 0.7% Single parents with young children, City of West Torrens: 2.6% Couples with older children, City of West Torrens: 8.2% Couples with mixed-age children, City of West Torrens: 2.6% Couples with young children, City of West Torrens: 14.7%
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, City of West Torrens: +116 Single parents with mixed-age children, City of West Torrens: -18 Single parents with young children, City of West Torrens: -50 Couples with older children, City of West Torrens: +305 Couples with mixed-age children, City of West Torrens: -21 Couples with young children, City of West Torrens: +390
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 the City of West Torrens in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 14.7% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 8.2% were couples with older children, compared with 15.3% and 9.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

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 2.6% compared to 4.0% in Greater Adelaide while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 5.4% compared to 5.8% in Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 722 households or 9.5%.

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

  • Couples with young children (+390 households)
  • Couples with older children (+305 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+116 households)
  • Single parents with young children (-50 households)
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