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St Albans District

Households without children

In St Albans District, older couples without children account for 8% 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 St Albans District, 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, St Albans District'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
St Albans District20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,23120.120.63,10319.819.6+128
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children8535.36.47054.55.3+148
Middle-aged couples without children
1,0226.46.51,1727.57.2-150
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,3568.47.71,2267.87.0+130
Lone person households
3,02718.817.12,75517.616.6+272
Young lone persons
8355.25.58355.35.80
Middle-aged lone persons
1,0226.45.69666.25.4+56
Older lone persons
1,1707.36.09546.15.5+216
Group households
5353.32.93752.42.3+160
Total households without children
6,79342.240.66,23339.838.5+560

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, St Albans District: 3.3% Older lone persons, St Albans District: 7.3% Middle-aged lone persons, St Albans District: 6.4% Young lone persons, St Albans District: 5.2% Older couples without children, St Albans District: 8.4% Middle-aged couples without children, St Albans District: 6.4% Young couples without children, St Albans District: 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, St Albans District: +160 Older lone persons, St Albans District: +216 Middle-aged lone persons, St Albans District: +56 Young lone persons, St Albans District: 0 Older couples without children, St Albans District: +130 Middle-aged couples without children, St Albans District: -150 Young couples without children, St Albans District: +148
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 St Albans District 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 larger 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 560.

The largest changes in households without children in St Albans District, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older lone persons (+216 persons)
  • Group households (+160 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-150 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+148 persons)