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Ashburton

Households without children

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Ashburton, older couples without children account for 8% 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 Ashburton, 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, Ashburton'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
Ashburton - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Couples without children54120.122.750418.622.7+38
Young couples without children1555.88.01636.07.6-8
Middle-aged couples without children1646.15.11565.86.2+8
Older couples without children2218.29.61846.88.9+37
Lone person households50418.823.157721.323.2-72
Young lone persons752.87.61063.97.0-31
Middle-aged lone persons1696.35.81666.26.3+3
Older lone persons2609.79.730411.39.9-44
Group households662.55.01224.55.3-57
Total households without children1,11241.450.71,20444.551.2-91

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, 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% Group households, Ashburton: 2.5% Older lone persons, Ashburton: 9.7% Middle-aged lone persons, Ashburton: 6.3% Young lone persons, Ashburton: 2.8% Older couples without children, Ashburton: 8.2% Middle-aged couples without children, Ashburton: 6.1% Young couples without children, Ashburton: 5.8%
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, Ashburton: -57 Older lone persons, Ashburton: -44 Middle-aged lone persons, Ashburton: +3 Young lone persons, Ashburton: -31 Older couples without children, Ashburton: +37 Middle-aged couples without children, Ashburton: +8 Young couples without children, Ashburton: -8
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 Ashburton in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a smaller proportion of young lone person households, a larger proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a similar proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children decreased by 92.

The largest change in households without children in Ashburton, between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Group households (-57 persons)
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