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Brisbane LGA

Households without children

In Brisbane LGA, older couples without children account for 7% of total households in 2006.

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 Brisbane LGA, 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, Brisbane LGA'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
Brisbane LGA - Households (Enumerated)20062001Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Couples without children90,11324.025.181,86424.024.5+8,249
Young couples without children36,3369.78.232,0279.48.1+4,309
Middle-aged couples without children29,3497.89.826,8987.99.5+2,451
Older couples without children24,4286.57.122,9396.76.8+1,489
Lone person households88,46123.621.385,75425.222.1+2,707
Young lone persons31,0298.36.732,2729.57.7-1,243
Middle-aged lone persons27,7727.47.124,3037.16.8+3,469
Older lone persons29,6607.97.529,1798.67.7+481
Group households23,8976.44.721,7186.44.7+2,179
Total households without children202,47154.051.0189,33655.651.3+13,135

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households without children, 2006
Households without children, 2006 Group households, Greater Brisbane: 4.7% Older lone persons, Greater Brisbane: 7.5% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Brisbane: 7.1% Young lone persons, Greater Brisbane: 6.7% Older couples without children, Greater Brisbane: 7.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Brisbane: 9.8% Young couples without children, Greater Brisbane: 8.2% Group households, Brisbane LGA: 6.4% Older lone persons, Brisbane LGA: 7.9% Middle-aged lone persons, Brisbane LGA: 7.4% Young lone persons, Brisbane LGA: 8.3% Older couples without children, Brisbane LGA: 6.5% Middle-aged couples without children, Brisbane LGA: 7.8% Young couples without children, Brisbane LGA: 9.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in households without children, 2001 to 2006
Change in households without children, 2001 to 2006 Group households, Brisbane LGA: +2,179 Older lone persons, Brisbane LGA: +481 Middle-aged lone persons, Brisbane LGA: +3,469 Young lone persons, Brisbane LGA: -1,243 Older couples without children, Brisbane LGA: +1,489 Middle-aged couples without children, Brisbane LGA: +2,451 Young couples without children, Brisbane LGA: +4,309
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the households without children in Brisbane LGA in 2006 compared to Greater Brisbane 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 similar proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2001 and 2006, the number of households without children increased by 13,135.

The largest changes in households without children in Brisbane LGA, between 2001 and 2006 were:

  • Young couples without children (+4,309 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+3,469 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (+2,451 persons)
  • Group households (+2,179 persons)
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