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Harvester Ward

Households without children

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In Harvester Ward, older couples without children account for 7% 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 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 Ward - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,66419.320.23,73521.720.6-71
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1,4817.86.11,4598.56.4+22
Middle-aged couples without children
7904.25.58504.96.5-60
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,3937.38.61,4268.37.7-33
map this data in atlas.idLone person households3,77919.917.53,42319.917.1+356
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons1,0705.64.61,1066.45.5-36
Middle-aged lone persons
1,1906.35.91,0245.95.6+166
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,5198.07.01,2937.56.0+226
map this data in atlas.idGroup households8594.53.27254.22.9+134
Total households without children
8,30243.740.97,88345.840.6+419

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, Harvester Ward: 4.5% Older lone persons, Harvester Ward: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Harvester Ward: 6.3% Young lone persons, Harvester Ward: 5.6% Older couples without children, Harvester Ward: 7.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Harvester Ward: 4.2% Young couples without children, Harvester Ward: 7.8%
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, Harvester Ward: +134 Older lone persons, Harvester Ward: +226 Middle-aged lone persons, Harvester Ward: +166 Young lone persons, Harvester Ward: -36 Older couples without children, Harvester Ward: -33 Middle-aged couples without children, Harvester Ward: -60 Young couples without children, Harvester Ward: +22
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 Harvester Ward in 2016 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 smaller 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 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 419.

The largest changes in households without children in Harvester Ward, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older lone persons (+226 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+166 persons)
  • Group households (+134 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-60 persons)
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