City of BrimbankCommunity profile
Skip to content

Harvester Ward

Households without children

In Harvester Ward, 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 Harvester 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, Harvester 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
Harvester Ward20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,73521.720.63,16820.819.6+567
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1,4598.56.48945.95.3+565
Middle-aged couples without children
8504.96.59126.07.2-62
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,4268.37.71,3629.07.0+64
Lone person households
3,42319.917.13,36222.116.6+61
Young lone persons
1,1066.45.51,1147.35.8-8
Middle-aged lone persons
1,0245.95.61,0386.85.4-14
Older lone persons
1,2937.56.01,2108.05.5+83
Group households
7254.22.94923.22.3+233
Total households without children
7,88345.840.67,02246.238.5+861

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, Harvester Ward: 4.2% Older lone persons, Harvester Ward: 7.5% Middle-aged lone persons, Harvester Ward: 5.9% Young lone persons, Harvester Ward: 6.4% Older couples without children, Harvester Ward: 8.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Harvester Ward: 4.9% Young couples without children, Harvester Ward: 8.5%
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, Harvester Ward: +233 Older lone persons, Harvester Ward: +83 Middle-aged lone persons, Harvester Ward: -14 Young lone persons, Harvester Ward: -8 Older couples without children, Harvester Ward: +64 Middle-aged couples without children, Harvester Ward: -62 Young couples without children, Harvester Ward: +565
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 Harvester Ward in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a smaller proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a larger proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a larger proportion of young lone person households, a similar 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 861.

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

  • Young couples without children (+565 persons)
  • Group households (+233 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+83 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+64 persons)