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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Households without children

In Horseshoe Bend Ward, older couples without children account for 10% 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 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 Ward20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,41221.920.62,42622.219.6-14
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children5725.26.45404.95.3+32
Middle-aged couples without children
7366.76.58627.97.2-126
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,10410.07.71,0249.47.0+80
Lone person households
2,07818.817.12,00318.416.6+75
Young lone persons
5424.95.55695.25.8-27
Middle-aged lone persons
6626.05.66666.15.4-5
Older lone persons
8747.96.07687.05.5+107
Group households
3052.82.92402.22.3+65
Total households without children
4,79543.540.64,66942.838.5+126

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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.8% Older lone persons, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 7.9% Middle-aged lone persons, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 6.0% Young lone persons, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 4.9% Older couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 10.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 6.7% Young couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 5.2%
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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +65 Older lone persons, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +107 Middle-aged lone persons, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -5 Young lone persons, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -27 Older couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +80 Middle-aged couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -126 Young couples without children, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +32
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 Horseshoe Bend Ward in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a smaller 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 smaller 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 126.

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

  • Middle-aged couples without children (-126 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+107 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+80 persons)
  • Group households (+65 persons)