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Hawthorn East

Households without children

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In Hawthorn East, older couples without children account for 6% 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 Hawthorn East, 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, Hawthorn East'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
Hawthorn East - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Couples without children1,45624.522.71,22823.422.7+228
Young couples without children81613.78.063612.17.6+179
Middle-aged couples without children2644.45.12655.16.20
Older couples without children3756.39.63266.28.9+49
Lone person households1,66628.023.11,45427.823.2+212
Young lone persons79013.37.664912.47.0+140
Middle-aged lone persons3926.65.83837.36.3+9
Older lone persons4848.19.74218.09.9+63
Group households5008.45.04999.55.3+1
Total households without children3,62360.950.73,18260.751.2+442

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, Hawthorn East: 8.4% Older lone persons, Hawthorn East: 8.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Hawthorn East: 6.6% Young lone persons, Hawthorn East: 13.3% Older couples without children, Hawthorn East: 6.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Hawthorn East: 4.4% Young couples without children, Hawthorn East: 13.7%
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, Hawthorn East: +1 Older lone persons, Hawthorn East: +63 Middle-aged lone persons, Hawthorn East: +9 Young lone persons, Hawthorn East: +140 Older couples without children, Hawthorn East: +49 Middle-aged couples without children, Hawthorn East: 0 Young couples without children, Hawthorn East: +179
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 Hawthorn East in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a smaller proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller proportion of older couples without children.

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

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 441.

The largest changes in households without children in Hawthorn East, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Young couples without children (+179 persons)
  • Young lone persons (+140 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+63 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+49 persons)
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