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Households without children

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In the City of Casey, older couples without children account for 7% 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 the City of Casey, 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, the City of Casey'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 Casey - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children20,07320.922.918,02621.823.5+2,047
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children6,5856.88.66,1277.48.5+458
Middle-aged couples without children
6,6796.96.06,6298.07.0+50
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children6,8097.18.35,2706.48.0+1,539
map this data in atlas.idLone person households14,05614.622.012,65215.322.3+1,404
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons3,7643.97.13,9754.87.3-211
Middle-aged lone persons
5,0315.26.84,5425.57.0+489
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons5,2615.58.14,1355.08.0+1,126
map this data in atlas.idGroup households2,0922.24.71,7682.14.5+324
Total households without children
36,22137.649.732,44639.250.3+3,775

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 Melbourne: 4.7% Older lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% Young lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.1% Older couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% Young couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.6% Group households, City of Casey: 2.2% Older lone persons, City of Casey: 5.5% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Casey: 5.2% Young lone persons, City of Casey: 3.9% Older couples without children, City of Casey: 7.1% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Casey: 6.9% Young couples without children, City of Casey: 6.8%
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, City of Casey: +324 Older lone persons, City of Casey: +1,126 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Casey: +489 Young lone persons, City of Casey: -211 Older couples without children, City of Casey: +1,539 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Casey: +50 Young couples without children, City of Casey: +458
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 the City of Casey in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller 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 3,775.

The largest changes in households without children in the City of Casey, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+1,539 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+1,126 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+489 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+458 persons)
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