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Benalla Rural City

Households without children

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In Benalla Rural City, older couples without children account for 15% 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 Benalla Rural City, 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, Benalla Rural City'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
Benalla Rural City - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,83330.427.11,77931.327.8+54
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2183.64.82123.75.0+6
Middle-aged couples without children
69711.610.279914.111.8-102
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children91815.212.176813.511.0+150
map this data in atlas.idLone person households1,81130.127.01,66929.426.8+142
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons2954.95.43105.56.0-15
Middle-aged lone persons
63210.59.563611.29.5-4
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons88414.712.172312.711.3+161
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1472.42.91412.52.9+6
Total households without children
3,79162.956.93,58963.157.5+202

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, Regional VIC: 2.9% Older lone persons, Regional VIC: 12.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional VIC: 9.5% Young lone persons, Regional VIC: 5.4% Older couples without children, Regional VIC: 12.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional VIC: 10.2% Young couples without children, Regional VIC: 4.8% Group households, Benalla Rural City: 2.4% Older lone persons, Benalla Rural City: 14.7% Middle-aged lone persons, Benalla Rural City: 10.5% Young lone persons, Benalla Rural City: 4.9% Older couples without children, Benalla Rural City: 15.2% Middle-aged couples without children, Benalla Rural City: 11.6% Young couples without children, Benalla Rural City: 3.6%
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, Benalla Rural City: +6 Older lone persons, Benalla Rural City: +161 Middle-aged lone persons, Benalla Rural City: -4 Young lone persons, Benalla Rural City: -15 Older couples without children, Benalla Rural City: +150 Middle-aged couples without children, Benalla Rural City: -102 Young couples without children, Benalla Rural City: +6
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 Benalla Rural City in 2016 compared to Regional VIC 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 similar 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 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 202.

The largest changes in households without children in Benalla Rural City, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older lone persons (+161 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+150 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-102 persons)
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