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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Households without children

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In Horseshoe Bend Ward, older couples without children account for 11% 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 Horseshoe Bend 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, Horseshoe Bend 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
Horseshoe Bend Ward - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,46521.820.22,41221.920.6+53
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children6395.76.15715.26.4+68
Middle-aged couples without children
5765.15.57366.76.5-160
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,24911.18.61,10410.07.7+145
map this data in atlas.idLone person households2,20619.517.52,07718.817.1+128
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons4854.34.65424.95.5-56
Middle-aged lone persons
7026.25.96616.05.6+41
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,0189.07.08747.96.0+144
map this data in atlas.idGroup households3853.43.23042.82.9+80
Total households without children
5,05644.740.94,79443.540.6+262

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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 3.4% Older lone persons, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 9.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 6.2% Young lone persons, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 4.3% Older couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 11.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 5.1% Young couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 5.7%
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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +80 Older lone persons, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +144 Middle-aged lone persons, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +41 Young lone persons, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -56 Older couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +145 Middle-aged couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -160 Young couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +68
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 Horseshoe Bend Ward 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 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 262.

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

  • Middle-aged couples without children (-160 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+145 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+144 persons)
  • Group households (+80 persons)
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