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Grasslands Ward

Households without children

In Grasslands Ward, 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 Grasslands Ward, 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, Grasslands Ward'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
Grasslands Ward20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,52620.220.62,86919.019.6+657
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1,1376.56.47725.15.3+365
Middle-aged couples without children
1,2287.06.51,1877.97.2+41
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,1616.67.79106.07.0+251
Lone person households
2,85016.317.12,29915.216.6+551
Young lone persons
1,0335.95.58335.55.8+200
Middle-aged lone persons
9705.65.68145.45.4+156
Older lone persons
8474.86.06524.35.5+195
Group households
5062.92.93292.22.3+177
Total households without children
6,88239.440.65,49736.438.5+1,385

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, Grasslands Ward: 2.9% Older lone persons, Grasslands Ward: 4.8% Middle-aged lone persons, Grasslands Ward: 5.6% Young lone persons, Grasslands Ward: 5.9% Older couples without children, Grasslands Ward: 6.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Grasslands Ward: 7.0% Young couples without children, Grasslands Ward: 6.5%
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, Grasslands Ward: +177 Older lone persons, Grasslands Ward: +195 Middle-aged lone persons, Grasslands Ward: +156 Young lone persons, Grasslands Ward: +200 Older couples without children, Grasslands Ward: +251 Middle-aged couples without children, Grasslands Ward: +41 Young couples without children, Grasslands Ward: +365
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 Grasslands Ward 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 similar proportion of young lone person households, a similar 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 1,385.

The largest changes in households without children in Grasslands Ward, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Young couples without children (+365 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+251 persons)
  • Young lone persons (+200 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+195 persons)