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Households without children

In the City of Adelaide, older couples without children account for 5% of total households in 2011.

Households without Children include couples without children and lone person households. They require different services depending on the age of the people in the households. For example young couples who have not had children (yet) compared to older "empty nester" couples whose children may have left home.

For Households without Children in the City of Adelaide, life stage is based on the age of the household reference person (usually person 1 on the Census form):

  • Young: Aged 15-44
  • Middle-aged: Aged 45-64
  • Older: Aged 65 and over

To continue building the story, the City of Adelaide'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 without children by life stage
City of Adelaide20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,11022.425.51,71821.925.2+392
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1,05311.26.984810.86.6+205
Middle-aged couples without children
6126.59.05667.29.4+46
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children4454.79.63043.99.1+141
Lone person households
3,44236.526.72,94037.526.7+502
Young lone persons
1,75518.67.51,40617.98.2+349
Middle-aged lone persons
1,01710.89.089511.48.4+122
Older lone persons
6707.110.26398.110.1+31
Group households
1,33014.13.81,03913.33.4+291
Total households without children
6,88272.956.05,69772.755.3+1,185

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households without children, 2011
Households without children, 2011 Group households, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Older lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 10.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Young lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 7.5% Older couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 9.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Young couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Group households, City of Adelaide: 14.1% Older lone persons, City of Adelaide: 7.1% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Adelaide: 10.8% Young lone persons, City of Adelaide: 18.6% Older couples without children, City of Adelaide: 4.7% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Adelaide: 6.5% Young couples without children, City of Adelaide: 11.2%
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 without children, 2006 to 2011
Change in households without children, 2006 to 2011 Group households, City of Adelaide: +291 Older lone persons, City of Adelaide: +31 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Adelaide: +122 Young lone persons, City of Adelaide: +349 Older couples without children, City of Adelaide: +141 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Adelaide: +46 Young couples without children, City of Adelaide: +205
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 households without children in the City of Adelaide in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a smaller proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a larger proportion of young lone person households, a larger proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a smaller proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 1,185.

The largest changes in households without children in the City of Adelaide, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Young lone persons (+349 persons)
  • Group households (+291 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+205 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+141 persons)