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Households without children

In Brighton, older couples without children account for 12% 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 Brighton, 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, Brighton'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
Brighton20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,23626.724.32,02025.124.0+216
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children4405.35.14015.05.6+39
Middle-aged couples without children
7839.38.47969.98.6-14
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,01312.110.982310.29.8+190
Lone person households
1,89022.523.11,96624.424.3-76
Young lone persons
3354.04.13794.74.8-44
Middle-aged lone persons
5336.37.15827.27.1-49
Older lone persons
1,02212.211.91,00512.512.4+17
Group households
2152.62.22463.12.4-31
Total households without children
4,34051.749.74,23252.550.7+108

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 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% Group households, Brighton: 2.6% Older lone persons, Brighton: 12.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Brighton: 6.3% Young lone persons, Brighton: 4.0% Older couples without children, Brighton: 12.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Brighton: 9.3% Young couples without children, Brighton: 5.3%
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, Brighton: -31 Older lone persons, Brighton: +17 Middle-aged lone persons, Brighton: -49 Young lone persons, Brighton: -44 Older couples without children, Brighton: +190 Middle-aged couples without children, Brighton: -14 Young couples without children, Brighton: +39
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 Brighton in 2011 compared to City of Bayside 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 similar proportion of young lone person households, a smaller proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a similar proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 108.

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

  • Older couples without children (+190 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (-49 persons)