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Households without children

In Broken Hill City, 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 Broken Hill City, 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, Broken Hill City'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
Broken Hill City - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Couples without children2,06625.627.72,09625.727.4-30
Young couples without children3103.84.62863.54.8+24
Middle-aged couples without children92411.511.597512.011.9-51
Older couples without children83210.311.683510.210.7-3
Lone person households2,50631.125.62,52230.924.6-16
Young lone persons5096.35.35697.05.7-60
Middle-aged lone persons94011.79.185310.58.4+87
Older lone persons1,05713.111.21,10013.510.6-43
Group households1501.93.01431.82.9+7
Total households without children4,72258.656.34,76158.454.9-39

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, Regional NSW: 3.0% Older lone persons, Regional NSW: 11.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional NSW: 9.1% Young lone persons, Regional NSW: 5.3% Older couples without children, Regional NSW: 11.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional NSW: 11.5% Young couples without children, Regional NSW: 4.6% Group households, Broken Hill City: 1.9% Older lone persons, Broken Hill City: 13.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Broken Hill City: 11.7% Young lone persons, Broken Hill City: 6.3% Older couples without children, Broken Hill City: 10.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Broken Hill City: 11.5% Young couples without children, Broken Hill City: 3.8%
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, Broken Hill City: +7 Older lone persons, Broken Hill City: -43 Middle-aged lone persons, Broken Hill City: +87 Young lone persons, Broken Hill City: -60 Older couples without children, Broken Hill City: -3 Middle-aged couples without children, Broken Hill City: -51 Young couples without children, Broken Hill City: +24
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 Broken Hill City in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a similar 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 larger 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 decreased by 39.

The largest changes in households without children in Broken Hill City, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Middle-aged lone persons (+87 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-60 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-51 persons)
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