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Wollondilly Shire

Households with children

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There are 3,332 couples with young children in Wollondilly Shire in 2016, comprising 21% 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 Wollondilly Shire, 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, Wollondilly Shire'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
Wollondilly Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children6,84543.335.36,17042.934.8+675
map this data in atlas.idCouples with young children3,33221.118.83,12121.718.3+211
Couples with mixed-age children
1,2017.64.71,0347.24.9+167
Couples with older children
2,31214.611.82,01514.011.6+297
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with children1,5289.710.41,53310.710.8-5
map this data in atlas.idSingle parents with young children5303.43.36024.23.7-72
Single parents with mixed-age children
2281.41.22231.61.3+5
Single parents with older children
7704.96.07084.95.8+62
Total households with children
8,37352.945.87,70353.645.6+670

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 Sydney: 6.0% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Single parents with young children, Greater Sydney: 3.3% Couples with older children, Greater Sydney: 11.8% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Sydney: 4.7% Couples with young children, Greater Sydney: 18.8% Single parents with older children, Wollondilly Shire: 4.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, Wollondilly Shire: 1.4% Single parents with young children, Wollondilly Shire: 3.4% Couples with older children, Wollondilly Shire: 14.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Wollondilly Shire: 7.6% Couples with young children, Wollondilly Shire: 21.1%
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, Wollondilly Shire: +62 Single parents with mixed-age children, Wollondilly Shire: +5 Single parents with young children, Wollondilly Shire: -72 Couples with older children, Wollondilly Shire: +297 Couples with mixed-age children, Wollondilly Shire: +167 Couples with young children, Wollondilly Shire: +211
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 Wollondilly Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a larger proportion of couples with young children, as well as a larger proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 21.1% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 14.6% were couples with older children, compared with 18.8% and 11.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

There were a similar 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 3.4% compared to 3.3% in Greater Sydney while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.9% compared to 6.0% in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households with children increased by 670 households or 8.7%.

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

  • Couples with older children (+297 households)
  • Couples with young children (+211 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (+167 households)
  • Single parents with young children (-72 households)
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