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Households without children

In Canterbury, older couples without children account for 11% 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 Canterbury, 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, Canterbury'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
Canterbury20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Couples without children68625.122.759821.521.9+88
Young couples without children1204.47.61304.77.4-10
Middle-aged couples without children2599.56.22388.66.4+21
Older couples without children30711.28.92318.38.0+76
Lone person households57721.123.259821.524.0-21
Young lone persons843.17.0993.67.1-15
Middle-aged lone persons1324.86.31736.26.6-41
Older lone persons36013.29.932511.710.4+35
Group households833.05.3893.25.4-6
Total households without children1,34549.151.21,28546.351.3+60

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 Boroondara: 5.3% Older lone persons, City of Boroondara: 9.9% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Boroondara: 6.3% Young lone persons, City of Boroondara: 7.0% Older couples without children, City of Boroondara: 8.9% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Boroondara: 6.2% Young couples without children, City of Boroondara: 7.6% Group households, Canterbury: 3.0% Older lone persons, Canterbury: 13.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Canterbury: 4.8% Young lone persons, Canterbury: 3.1% Older couples without children, Canterbury: 11.2% Middle-aged couples without children, Canterbury: 9.5% Young couples without children, Canterbury: 4.4%
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, Canterbury: -6 Older lone persons, Canterbury: +35 Middle-aged lone persons, Canterbury: -41 Young lone persons, Canterbury: -15 Older couples without children, Canterbury: +76 Middle-aged couples without children, Canterbury: +21 Young couples without children, Canterbury: -10
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 Canterbury in 2011 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 larger proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a smaller 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 60.

The largest change in households without children in Canterbury, between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Older couples without children (+76 persons)