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St Albans District

Households without children

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In St Albans District, older couples without children account for 9% 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 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 District - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,35220.320.23,23120.120.6+121
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children9675.96.18535.36.4+114
Middle-aged couples without children
8615.25.51,0226.46.5-161
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,5249.28.61,3568.47.7+168
map this data in atlas.idLone person households3,13919.017.53,02718.817.1+112
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons7094.34.68355.25.5-126
Middle-aged lone persons
1,0756.55.91,0226.45.6+53
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,3558.27.01,1707.36.0+185
map this data in atlas.idGroup households5993.63.25353.32.9+64
Total households without children
7,09043.040.96,79342.240.6+297

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 Brimbank: 3.2% Older lone persons, City of Brimbank: 7.0% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Young lone persons, City of Brimbank: 4.6% Older couples without children, City of Brimbank: 8.6% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Brimbank: 5.5% Young couples without children, City of Brimbank: 6.1% Group households, St Albans District: 3.6% Older lone persons, St Albans District: 8.2% Middle-aged lone persons, St Albans District: 6.5% Young lone persons, St Albans District: 4.3% Older couples without children, St Albans District: 9.2% Middle-aged couples without children, St Albans District: 5.2% Young couples without children, St Albans District: 5.9%
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, St Albans District: +64 Older lone persons, St Albans District: +185 Middle-aged lone persons, St Albans District: +53 Young lone persons, St Albans District: -126 Older couples without children, St Albans District: +168 Middle-aged couples without children, St Albans District: -161 Young couples without children, St Albans District: +114
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 St Albans District in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a similar 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 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 297.

The largest changes in households without children in St Albans District, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older lone persons (+185 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+168 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-161 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-126 persons)
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