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Sunshine West

Households without children

In Sunshine West, 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 Sunshine West, 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, Sunshine West'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
Sunshine West20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,28522.520.61,24222.919.6+43
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children3055.36.42174.05.3+88
Middle-aged couples without children
3446.06.54358.07.2-91
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children63611.17.759010.97.0+46
Lone person households
98917.317.187116.116.6+118
Young lone persons
3125.55.52885.35.8+24
Middle-aged lone persons
2664.75.62815.25.4-15
Older lone persons
4117.26.03025.65.5+109
Group households
2063.62.91172.22.3+89
Total households without children
2,48043.440.62,23041.238.5+250

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 Brimbank: 2.9% Older lone persons, City of Brimbank: 6.0% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Brimbank: 5.6% Young lone persons, City of Brimbank: 5.5% Older couples without children, City of Brimbank: 7.7% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Young couples without children, City of Brimbank: 6.4% Group households, Sunshine West: 3.6% Older lone persons, Sunshine West: 7.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Sunshine West: 4.7% Young lone persons, Sunshine West: 5.5% Older couples without children, Sunshine West: 11.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Sunshine West: 6.0% Young couples without children, Sunshine West: 5.3%
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, Sunshine West: +89 Older lone persons, Sunshine West: +109 Middle-aged lone persons, Sunshine West: -15 Young lone persons, Sunshine West: +24 Older couples without children, Sunshine West: +46 Middle-aged couples without children, Sunshine West: -91 Young couples without children, Sunshine West: +88
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 Sunshine West in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a similar proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a larger proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a similar 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 250.

The largest changes in households without children in Sunshine West, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older lone persons (+109 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-91 persons)
  • Group households (+89 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+88 persons)