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Central Coast Council area

Households without children

In the Central Coast Council area, older couples without children account for 12% 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 the Central Coast 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, the Central Coast 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
Central Coast Council area - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children30,86125.322.629,63425.522.0+1,227
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children5,5774.68.15,6594.97.9-82
Middle-aged couples without children
11,1759.26.910,9219.47.1+254
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children14,10911.67.613,05411.37.0+1,055
map this data in atlas.idLone person households31,35825.821.529,33625.321.6+2,022
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons5,3754.46.55,5084.77.0-133
Middle-aged lone persons
10,1138.36.99,0517.86.7+1,062
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons15,87013.08.014,77712.77.9+1,093
map this data in atlas.idGroup households3,2422.74.13,1162.73.9+126
Total households without children
65,46153.848.162,08653.547.5+3,375

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, Central Coast Council area: 2.7% Older lone persons, Central Coast Council area: 13.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Central Coast Council area: 8.3% Young lone persons, Central Coast Council area: 4.4% Older couples without children, Central Coast Council area: 11.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Central Coast Council area: 9.2% Young couples without children, Central Coast Council area: 4.6%
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, Central Coast Council area: +126 Older lone persons, Central Coast Council area: +1,093 Middle-aged lone persons, Central Coast Council area: +1,062 Young lone persons, Central Coast Council area: -133 Older couples without children, Central Coast Council area: +1,055 Middle-aged couples without children, Central Coast Council area: +254 Young couples without children, Central Coast Council area: -82
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 the Central Coast 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 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 3,375.

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

  • Older lone persons (+1,093 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+1,062 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+1,055 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (+254 persons)
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