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Buloke Shire

Households without children

In Buloke Shire, older couples without children account for 14% 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 Buloke Shire, 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, Buloke Shire'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
Buloke Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Couples without children82730.827.886831.327.6-41
Young couples without children732.75.0903.25.2-17
Middle-aged couples without children39014.511.839414.212.2-4
Older couples without children36413.511.038413.810.2-20
Lone person households87532.626.881829.525.7+57
Young lone persons1375.16.01425.16.3-5
Middle-aged lone persons28010.49.52358.58.5+45
Older lone persons45817.011.344115.910.9+17
Group households652.42.9632.32.8+2
Total households without children1,76765.757.51,74963.156.1+18

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 VIC: 2.9% Older lone persons, Regional VIC: 11.3% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional VIC: 9.5% Young lone persons, Regional VIC: 6.0% Older couples without children, Regional VIC: 11.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional VIC: 11.8% Young couples without children, Regional VIC: 5.0% Group households, Buloke Shire: 2.4% Older lone persons, Buloke Shire: 17.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Buloke Shire: 10.4% Young lone persons, Buloke Shire: 5.1% Older couples without children, Buloke Shire: 13.5% Middle-aged couples without children, Buloke Shire: 14.5% Young couples without children, Buloke Shire: 2.7%
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, Buloke Shire: +2 Older lone persons, Buloke Shire: +17 Middle-aged lone persons, Buloke Shire: +45 Young lone persons, Buloke Shire: -5 Older couples without children, Buloke Shire: -20 Middle-aged couples without children, Buloke Shire: -4 Young couples without children, Buloke Shire: -17
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 Buloke Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a larger 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 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 increased by 18.

There were no major differences in Buloke Shire between 2006 and 2011.

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