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South West Corner

Households without children

In South West Corner, older couples without children account for 1% 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 South West Corner, 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, South West Corner'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
South West Corner20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children12318.622.411117.421.9+12
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children9013.611.27211.310.8+18
Middle-aged couples without children
274.16.5335.27.2-6
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children60.94.760.93.90
Lone person households
28342.836.527743.337.5+6
Young lone persons
12719.118.613020.317.9-3
Middle-aged lone persons
10515.810.810516.411.40
Older lone persons
517.87.1426.68.1+9
Group households
11817.814.18313.013.3+35
Total households without children
52379.172.947173.772.7+52

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, South West Corner: 17.8% Older lone persons, South West Corner: 7.8% Middle-aged lone persons, South West Corner: 15.8% Young lone persons, South West Corner: 19.1% Older couples without children, South West Corner: 0.9% Middle-aged couples without children, South West Corner: 4.1% Young couples without children, South West Corner: 13.6%
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, South West Corner: +35 Older lone persons, South West Corner: +9 Middle-aged lone persons, South West Corner: 0 Young lone persons, South West Corner: -3 Older couples without children, South West Corner: 0 Middle-aged couples without children, South West Corner: -6 Young couples without children, South West Corner: +18
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 South West Corner in 2011 compared to the City of 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 larger proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 52.

There were no major differences in South West Corner between 2006 and 2011.