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Brisbane LGA

Households without children

In Brisbane LGA, older couples without children account for 7% 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 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)20112001Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2011
Couples without children98,52024.725.581,86424.024.5+16,656
Young couples without children41,59710.48.632,0279.48.1+9,570
Middle-aged couples without children29,9087.59.226,8987.99.5+3,010
Older couples without children27,0156.87.622,9396.76.8+4,076
Lone person households91,46523.021.085,75425.222.1+5,711
Young lone persons30,9717.86.332,2729.57.7-1,301
Middle-aged lone persons29,5797.47.124,3037.16.8+5,276
Older lone persons30,9157.87.629,1798.67.7+1,736
Group households27,4286.95.021,7186.44.7+5,710
Total households without children217,41354.651.5189,33655.651.3+28,077

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households without children, 2011
Households without children, 2011 Group households, Greater Brisbane: 5.0% Older lone persons, Greater Brisbane: 7.6% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Brisbane: 7.1% Young lone persons, Greater Brisbane: 6.3% Older couples without children, Greater Brisbane: 7.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Brisbane: 9.2% Young couples without children, Greater Brisbane: 8.6% Group households, Brisbane LGA: 6.9% Older lone persons, Brisbane LGA: 7.8% Middle-aged lone persons, Brisbane LGA: 7.4% Young lone persons, Brisbane LGA: 7.8% Older couples without children, Brisbane LGA: 6.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Brisbane LGA: 7.5% Young couples without children, Brisbane LGA: 10.4%
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, 2001 to 2011
Change in households without children, 2001 to 2011 Group households, Brisbane LGA: +5,710 Older lone persons, Brisbane LGA: +1,736 Middle-aged lone persons, Brisbane LGA: +5,276 Young lone persons, Brisbane LGA: -1,301 Older couples without children, Brisbane LGA: +4,076 Middle-aged couples without children, Brisbane LGA: +3,010 Young couples without children, Brisbane LGA: +9,570
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2011 (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 2011 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 2011, the number of households without children increased by 28,077.

The largest changes in households without children in Brisbane LGA, between 2001 and 2011 were:

  • Young couples without children (+9,570 persons)
  • Group households (+5,710 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+5,276 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+4,076 persons)
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