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Households without children

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In the City of Boroondara, older couples without children account for 10% 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 Boroondara, 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 Boroondara'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 Boroondara - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Couples without children14,25222.722.913,53022.723.5+722
Young couples without children5,0018.08.64,5507.68.5+451
Middle-aged couples without children3,2265.16.03,6876.27.0-461
Older couples without children6,0259.68.35,2938.98.0+732
Lone person households14,47423.122.013,84923.222.3+625
Young lone persons4,7687.67.14,2017.07.3+567
Middle-aged lone persons3,6375.86.83,7456.37.0-108
Older lone persons6,0699.78.15,9039.98.0+166
Group households3,1345.04.73,1485.34.5-14
Total households without children31,86050.749.730,52751.250.3+1,333

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 Boroondara: 5.0% Older lone persons, City of Boroondara: 9.7% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Boroondara: 5.8% Young lone persons, City of Boroondara: 7.6% Older couples without children, City of Boroondara: 9.6% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Boroondara: 5.1% Young couples without children, City of Boroondara: 8.0%
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 Boroondara: -14 Older lone persons, City of Boroondara: +166 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Boroondara: -108 Young lone persons, City of Boroondara: +567 Older couples without children, City of Boroondara: +732 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Boroondara: -461 Young couples without children, City of Boroondara: +451
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 Boroondara in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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 larger proportion of young lone person households, a smaller 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 1,333.

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

  • Older couples without children (+732 persons)
  • Young lone persons (+567 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-461 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+451 persons)
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