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Shire of Ashburton

Households without children

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In the Shire of Ashburton, older couples without children account for 1% of total households in 2016.

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 Shire of Ashburton, 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 Shire of Ashburton'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
Shire of Ashburton - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Couples without children45716.626.048317.226.5-26
Young couples without children2067.55.52288.16.2-22
Middle-aged couples without children2338.511.12268.112.3+7
Older couples without children180.79.4291.07.9-11
Lone person households47817.422.045116.121.3+27
Young lone persons2228.15.42388.56.1-16
Middle-aged lone persons2157.88.51816.58.2+34
Older lone persons411.58.2321.17.0+9
Group households411.52.5521.92.6-11
Total households without children97635.450.598635.250.4-10

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households without children, 2016
Households without children, 2016 Group households, Regional WA: 2.5% Older lone persons, Regional WA: 8.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional WA: 8.5% Young lone persons, Regional WA: 5.4% Older couples without children, Regional WA: 9.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional WA: 11.1% Young couples without children, Regional WA: 5.5% Group households, Shire of Ashburton: 1.5% Older lone persons, Shire of Ashburton: 1.5% Middle-aged lone persons, Shire of Ashburton: 7.8% Young lone persons, Shire of Ashburton: 8.1% Older couples without children, Shire of Ashburton: 0.7% Middle-aged couples without children, Shire of Ashburton: 8.5% Young couples without children, Shire of Ashburton: 7.5%
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 without children, 2011 to 2016
Change in households without children, 2011 to 2016 Group households, Shire of Ashburton: -11 Older lone persons, Shire of Ashburton: +9 Middle-aged lone persons, Shire of Ashburton: +34 Young lone persons, Shire of Ashburton: -16 Older couples without children, Shire of Ashburton: -11 Middle-aged couples without children, Shire of Ashburton: +7 Young couples without children, Shire of Ashburton: -22
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 households without children in the Shire of Ashburton in 2016 compared to Regional WA 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 smaller proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a smaller proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children decreased by 10.

There were no major differences in the Shire of Ashburton between 2011 and 2016.

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