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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Households without children

In City of Canterbury Bankstown, older couples without children account for 8% 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown, 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, City of Canterbury Bankstown'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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children20,56619.022.620,16619.322.0+400
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children6,2555.88.15,8145.67.9+441
Middle-aged couples without children
5,7465.36.95,9435.77.1-197
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children8,5657.97.68,4098.17.0+156
map this data in atlas.idLone person households21,19819.621.521,46920.621.6-271
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons4,7104.46.55,3105.17.0-600
Middle-aged lone persons
7,1456.66.96,8336.56.7+312
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons9,3438.68.09,3258.97.9+18
map this data in atlas.idGroup households2,7092.54.12,5002.43.9+209
Total households without children
44,47341.148.144,13542.347.5+338

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Older lone persons, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.6% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.6% Young lone persons, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.4% Older couples without children, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.9% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.3% Young couples without children, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.8%
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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +209 Older lone persons, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +18 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +312 Young lone persons, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -600 Older couples without children, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +156 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -197 Young couples without children, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +441
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a smaller 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 similar 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 338.

The largest changes in households without children in City of Canterbury Bankstown, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Young lone persons (-600 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+441 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+312 persons)
  • Group households (+209 persons)
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