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Households without children

In the City of Bayside, older couples without children account for 11% 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 the City of Bayside, 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 City of Bayside'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
City of Bayside20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children8,43524.323.58,05524.022.9+380
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1,7665.18.51,8735.67.9-107
Middle-aged couples without children
2,8988.47.02,8788.67.4+20
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children3,77110.98.03,3049.87.6+467
Lone person households
8,00523.122.38,16224.322.5-157
Young lone persons
1,4244.17.31,6144.87.8-190
Middle-aged lone persons
2,4527.17.02,3857.16.8+67
Older lone persons
4,12911.98.04,16312.47.9-34
Group households
7762.24.58082.44.2-32
Total households without children
17,21649.750.317,02550.749.6+191

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, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Older lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Young lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Older couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Young couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Group households, City of Bayside: 2.2% Older lone persons, City of Bayside: 11.9% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Bayside: 7.1% Young lone persons, City of Bayside: 4.1% Older couples without children, City of Bayside: 10.9% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Bayside: 8.4% Young couples without children, City of Bayside: 5.1%
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, City of Bayside: -32 Older lone persons, City of Bayside: -34 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Bayside: +67 Young lone persons, City of Bayside: -190 Older couples without children, City of Bayside: +467 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Bayside: +20 Young couples without children, City of Bayside: -107
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 the City of Bayside in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller 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 similar 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 191.

The largest changes in households without children in the City of Bayside, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+467 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-190 persons)
  • Young couples without children (-107 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+67 persons)