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Bass Coast Shire

Households without children

In Bass Coast Shire, older couples without children account for 14% 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 Bass Coast Shire, 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, Bass Coast Shire'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
Bass Coast Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,78829.127.83,48431.027.6+304
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children5354.15.04524.05.2+83
Middle-aged couples without children
1,44911.111.81,48013.212.2-31
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,80413.811.01,55213.810.2+252
map this data in atlas.idLone person households3,73328.726.83,30729.425.7+426
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons6635.16.06185.56.3+45
Middle-aged lone persons
1,34410.39.51,12910.08.5+215
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,72613.211.31,56013.910.9+166
map this data in atlas.idGroup households3762.92.92682.42.8+108
Total households without children
7,89760.657.57,05962.856.1+838

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, Regional VIC: 2.9% Older lone persons, Regional VIC: 11.3% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional VIC: 9.5% Young lone persons, Regional VIC: 6.0% Older couples without children, Regional VIC: 11.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional VIC: 11.8% Young couples without children, Regional VIC: 5.0% Group households, Bass Coast Shire: 2.9% Older lone persons, Bass Coast Shire: 13.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Bass Coast Shire: 10.3% Young lone persons, Bass Coast Shire: 5.1% Older couples without children, Bass Coast Shire: 13.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Bass Coast Shire: 11.1% Young couples without children, Bass Coast Shire: 4.1%
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, Bass Coast Shire: +108 Older lone persons, Bass Coast Shire: +166 Middle-aged lone persons, Bass Coast Shire: +215 Young lone persons, Bass Coast Shire: +45 Older couples without children, Bass Coast Shire: +252 Middle-aged couples without children, Bass Coast Shire: -31 Young couples without children, Bass Coast Shire: +83
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 Bass Coast Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a smaller 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 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 838.

The largest changes in households without children in Bass Coast Shire, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+252 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+215 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+166 persons)
  • Group households (+108 persons)
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