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Sydenham District

Households without children

In Sydenham District, older couples without children account for 7% 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 Sydenham 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, Sydenham 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
Sydenham District20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,92419.820.62,48817.419.6+436
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children8735.96.48706.15.3+3
Middle-aged couples without children
1,0907.46.51,0277.27.2+63
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children9616.57.75914.17.0+370
Lone person households
1,91713.017.11,62911.416.6+288
Young lone persons
6854.65.57315.15.8-46
Middle-aged lone persons
6714.65.65073.55.4+164
Older lone persons
5613.86.03912.75.5+170
Group households
2631.82.92051.42.3+58
Total households without children
5,10434.640.64,32230.238.5+782

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, Sydenham District: 1.8% Older lone persons, Sydenham District: 3.8% Middle-aged lone persons, Sydenham District: 4.6% Young lone persons, Sydenham District: 4.6% Older couples without children, Sydenham District: 6.5% Middle-aged couples without children, Sydenham District: 7.4% Young couples without children, Sydenham District: 5.9%
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, Sydenham District: +58 Older lone persons, Sydenham District: +170 Middle-aged lone persons, Sydenham District: +164 Young lone persons, Sydenham District: -46 Older couples without children, Sydenham District: +370 Middle-aged couples without children, Sydenham District: +63 Young couples without children, Sydenham District: +3
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 Sydenham District in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a smaller proportion of young lone person households, a smaller 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 782.

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

  • Older couples without children (+370 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+170 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+164 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (+63 persons)