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Households without children

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In the City of Bayside, older couples without children account for 12% 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 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 Bayside - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children8,90324.222.98,43524.323.5+468
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1,9135.28.61,7665.18.5+147
Middle-aged couples without children
2,6357.26.02,8988.47.0-263
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children4,35511.88.33,77110.98.0+584
map this data in atlas.idLone person households8,55923.322.08,00523.122.3+554
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons1,5384.27.11,4244.17.3+114
Middle-aged lone persons
2,5426.96.82,4527.17.0+90
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons4,47912.28.14,12911.98.0+350
map this data in atlas.idGroup households7422.04.77762.24.5-34
Total households without children
18,20449.549.717,21649.750.3+988

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, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Older lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% Young lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.1% Older couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% Young couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.6% Group households, City of Bayside: 2.0% Older lone persons, City of Bayside: 12.2% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Bayside: 6.9% Young lone persons, City of Bayside: 4.2% Older couples without children, City of Bayside: 11.8% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Bayside: 7.2% Young couples without children, City of Bayside: 5.2%
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, City of Bayside: -34 Older lone persons, City of Bayside: +350 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Bayside: +90 Young lone persons, City of Bayside: +114 Older couples without children, City of Bayside: +584 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Bayside: -263 Young couples without children, City of Bayside: +147
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 City of Bayside in 2016 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 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 988.

The largest changes in households without children in the City of Bayside, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+584 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+350 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-263 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+147 persons)
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