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Camden Council area

Households without children

In Camden Council area, 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 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)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children4,33223.522.63,68122.722.0+651
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1,3347.28.11,2197.57.9+115
Middle-aged couples without children
1,6759.16.91,4729.17.1+203
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,3237.27.69906.17.0+333
map this data in atlas.idLone person households2,59114.121.52,22113.721.6+370
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons6923.86.56424.07.0+50
Middle-aged lone persons
8464.66.97014.36.7+145
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,0535.78.08785.47.9+175
map this data in atlas.idGroup households3231.84.12791.73.9+44
Total households without children
7,24639.448.16,18138.147.5+1,065

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, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Older lone persons, Greater Sydney: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.9% Young lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.5% Older couples without children, Greater Sydney: 7.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Sydney: 6.9% Young couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Group households, Camden Council area: 1.8% Older lone persons, Camden Council area: 5.7% Middle-aged lone persons, Camden Council area: 4.6% Young lone persons, Camden Council area: 3.8% Older couples without children, Camden Council area: 7.2% Middle-aged couples without children, Camden Council area: 9.1% Young couples without children, Camden Council area: 7.2%
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, Camden Council area: +44 Older lone persons, Camden Council area: +175 Middle-aged lone persons, Camden Council area: +145 Young lone persons, Camden Council area: +50 Older couples without children, Camden Council area: +333 Middle-aged couples without children, Camden Council area: +203 Young couples without children, Camden Council area: +115
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 Camden Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 1,065.

The largest changes in households without children in Camden Council area, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+333 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (+203 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+175 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+145 persons)
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