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Households without children

In South East Overlay, older couples without children account for 4% 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 East Overlay, 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 East Overlay'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 East Overlay20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children59223.222.456623.121.9+26
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children30812.111.230812.610.80
Middle-aged couples without children
1756.86.51998.17.2-24
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1094.34.7592.43.9+50
Lone person households
95137.236.598740.337.5-36
Young lone persons
39515.418.646619.017.9-71
Middle-aged lone persons
35413.910.831512.811.4+39
Older lone persons
2027.97.12068.48.1-4
Group households
31612.314.128011.413.3+36
Total households without children
1,85872.772.91,83374.872.7+25

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 East Overlay: 12.3% Older lone persons, South East Overlay: 7.9% Middle-aged lone persons, South East Overlay: 13.9% Young lone persons, South East Overlay: 15.4% Older couples without children, South East Overlay: 4.3% Middle-aged couples without children, South East Overlay: 6.8% Young couples without children, South East Overlay: 12.1%
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 East Overlay: +36 Older lone persons, South East Overlay: -4 Middle-aged lone persons, South East Overlay: +39 Young lone persons, South East Overlay: -71 Older couples without children, South East Overlay: +50 Middle-aged couples without children, South East Overlay: -24 Young couples without children, South East Overlay: 0
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 East Overlay in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a similar proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a smaller 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 25.

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

  • Young lone persons (-71 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+50 persons)