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Households without children

In CAD East, older couples without children account for 3% 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 CAD East, 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, CAD East'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
CAD East20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children27320.022.416320.021.9+110
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children15911.611.28910.910.8+70
Middle-aged couples without children
705.16.5496.07.2+21
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children443.24.7253.13.9+19
Lone person households
46634.236.528835.437.5+178
Young lone persons
32523.818.619924.517.9+126
Middle-aged lone persons
926.710.8607.411.4+32
Older lone persons
493.67.1293.68.1+20
Group households
21816.014.113917.113.3+79
Total households without children
95870.272.959072.672.7+368

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, 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% Group households, CAD East: 16.0% Older lone persons, CAD East: 3.6% Middle-aged lone persons, CAD East: 6.7% Young lone persons, CAD East: 23.8% Older couples without children, CAD East: 3.2% Middle-aged couples without children, CAD East: 5.1% Young couples without children, CAD East: 11.6%
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, CAD East: +79 Older lone persons, CAD East: +20 Middle-aged lone persons, CAD East: +32 Young lone persons, CAD East: +126 Older couples without children, CAD East: +19 Middle-aged couples without children, CAD East: +21 Young couples without children, CAD East: +70
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 CAD East in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a similar 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 smaller 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 368.

The largest changes in households without children in CAD East, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Young lone persons (+126 persons)
  • Group households (+79 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+70 persons)