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Central Coast Council area

Households without children

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In the Central Coast Council area, older couples without children account for 14% 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 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)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Couples without children2,75031.028.52,64931.029.3+101
Young couples without children3363.84.43624.25.0-26
Middle-aged couples without children1,15513.011.71,24814.613.4-93
Older couples without children1,25914.212.41,03912.211.0+220
Lone person households2,43727.528.22,21625.926.9+221
Young lone persons4505.15.73904.66.0+60
Middle-aged lone persons8569.710.48189.69.9+38
Older lone persons1,13112.812.11,00811.810.9+123
Group households1551.82.61461.72.7+9
Total households without children5,34260.359.35,01158.658.8+331

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, Regional TAS: 2.6% Older lone persons, Regional TAS: 12.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional TAS: 10.4% Young lone persons, Regional TAS: 5.7% Older couples without children, Regional TAS: 12.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional TAS: 11.7% Young couples without children, Regional TAS: 4.4% Group households, Central Coast Council area: 1.8% Older lone persons, Central Coast Council area: 12.8% Middle-aged lone persons, Central Coast Council area: 9.7% Young lone persons, Central Coast Council area: 5.1% Older couples without children, Central Coast Council area: 14.2% Middle-aged couples without children, Central Coast Council area: 13.0% Young couples without children, Central Coast Council area: 3.8%
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, Central Coast Council area: +9 Older lone persons, Central Coast Council area: +123 Middle-aged lone persons, Central Coast Council area: +38 Young lone persons, Central Coast Council area: +60 Older couples without children, Central Coast Council area: +220 Middle-aged couples without children, Central Coast Council area: -93 Young couples without children, Central Coast Council area: -26
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 Central Coast Council area in 2016 compared to Regional TAS 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 smaller proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a larger proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 331.

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

  • Older couples without children (+220 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+123 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-93 persons)
  • Young lone persons (+60 persons)
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