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Camden Council area

Households without children

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In Camden Council area, older couples without children account for 8% of total households in 2016.

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 Camden Council area, 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, Camden Council area'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
Camden Council area - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children5,86623.522.44,33223.522.6+1,534
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2,0258.18.31,3347.28.1+691
Middle-aged couples without children
1,8587.46.01,6759.16.9+183
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,9837.98.11,3237.27.6+660
map this data in atlas.idLone person households3,29513.220.42,59114.121.5+704
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons9013.65.86923.86.5+209
Middle-aged lone persons
1,0184.16.58464.66.9+172
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,3765.58.11,0535.78.0+323
map this data in atlas.idGroup households3601.44.53231.84.1+37
Total households without children
9,52138.147.37,24639.448.1+2,275

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households without children, 2016
Households without children, 2016 Group households, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Older lone persons, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.5% Young lone persons, Greater Sydney: 5.8% Older couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Sydney: 6.0% Young couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Group households, Camden Council area: 1.4% Older lone persons, Camden Council area: 5.5% Middle-aged lone persons, Camden Council area: 4.1% Young lone persons, Camden Council area: 3.6% Older couples without children, Camden Council area: 7.9% Middle-aged couples without children, Camden Council area: 7.4% Young couples without children, Camden Council area: 8.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in households without children, 2011 to 2016
Change in households without children, 2011 to 2016 Group households, Camden Council area: +37 Older lone persons, Camden Council area: +323 Middle-aged lone persons, Camden Council area: +172 Young lone persons, Camden Council area: +209 Older couples without children, Camden Council area: +660 Middle-aged couples without children, Camden Council area: +183 Young couples without children, Camden Council area: +691
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the households without children in Camden Council area in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a smaller proportion of young lone person households, a smaller proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a smaller proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 2,275.

The largest changes in households without children in Camden Council area, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Young couples without children (+691 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+660 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+323 persons)
  • Young lone persons (+209 persons)
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