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Hawthorn East

Households without children

In Hawthorn East, older couples without children account for 6% 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 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 East20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Couples without children1,22823.422.71,18922.621.9+40
Young couples without children63712.17.663212.07.4+4
Middle-aged couples without children2655.16.23055.86.4-40
Older couples without children3276.28.92514.88.0+75
Lone person households1,45527.823.21,39626.524.0+58
Young lone persons65012.47.061111.67.1+39
Middle-aged lone persons3847.36.33947.56.6-10
Older lone persons4218.09.93927.410.4+29
Group households4999.55.353810.25.4-39
Total households without children3,18260.751.23,12459.351.3+59

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, Hawthorn East: 9.5% Older lone persons, Hawthorn East: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Hawthorn East: 7.3% Young lone persons, Hawthorn East: 12.4% Older couples without children, Hawthorn East: 6.2% Middle-aged couples without children, Hawthorn East: 5.1% Young couples without children, Hawthorn East: 12.1%
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, Hawthorn East: -39 Older lone persons, Hawthorn East: +29 Middle-aged lone persons, Hawthorn East: -10 Young lone persons, Hawthorn East: +39 Older couples without children, Hawthorn East: +75 Middle-aged couples without children, Hawthorn East: -40 Young couples without children, Hawthorn East: +4
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 Hawthorn East in 2011 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 58.

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

  • Older couples without children (+75 persons)