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Households without children

In West Ward, older couples without children account for 10% 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 West Ward, 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, West Ward'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
West Ward20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,85121.818.52,85922.619.6-8
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children6154.74.76064.84.9+8
Middle-aged couples without children
8676.65.61,0468.36.2-179
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,36910.58.21,2069.58.5+163
Lone person households
2,12716.319.22,18317.319.7-57
Young lone persons
3983.03.74433.54.2-45
Middle-aged lone persons
6374.96.37045.65.9-67
Older lone persons
1,0928.39.21,0368.29.6+56
Group households
2431.91.92211.71.9+22
Total households without children
5,22139.939.65,26341.741.2-42

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, Bankstown City: 1.9% Older lone persons, Bankstown City: 9.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Bankstown City: 6.3% Young lone persons, Bankstown City: 3.7% Older couples without children, Bankstown City: 8.2% Middle-aged couples without children, Bankstown City: 5.6% Young couples without children, Bankstown City: 4.7% Group households, West Ward: 1.9% Older lone persons, West Ward: 8.3% Middle-aged lone persons, West Ward: 4.9% Young lone persons, West Ward: 3.0% Older couples without children, West Ward: 10.5% Middle-aged couples without children, West Ward: 6.6% Young couples without children, West Ward: 4.7%
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, West Ward: +22 Older lone persons, West Ward: +56 Middle-aged lone persons, West Ward: -67 Young lone persons, West Ward: -45 Older couples without children, West Ward: +163 Middle-aged couples without children, West Ward: -179 Young couples without children, West Ward: +8
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 West Ward in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a larger proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a smaller 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 decreased by 42.

The largest changes in households without children in West Ward, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Middle-aged couples without children (-179 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+163 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (-67 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+56 persons)