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Households without children

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In the City of Charles Sturt, older couples without children account for 11% 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 Charles Sturt, 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 Charles Sturt'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 Charles Sturt - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children11,31524.424.810,86324.725.5+452
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children3,3037.16.62,9016.66.9+402
Middle-aged couples without children
3,1216.77.73,3207.69.0-199
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children4,89110.610.44,64210.69.6+249
map this data in atlas.idLone person households13,27928.726.212,89329.326.7+386
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons3,1256.76.43,2297.37.5-104
Middle-aged lone persons
4,61510.08.94,3609.99.0+255
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons5,53912.010.85,30412.110.2+235
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1,8614.03.81,7514.03.8+110
Total households without children
26,45557.154.725,50758.056.0+948

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 Adelaide: 3.8% Older lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 10.8% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 8.9% Young lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% Older couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 10.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 7.7% Young couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 6.6% Group households, City of Charles Sturt: 4.0% Older lone persons, City of Charles Sturt: 12.0% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Charles Sturt: 10.0% Young lone persons, City of Charles Sturt: 6.7% Older couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: 10.6% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: 6.7% Young couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: 7.1%
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 Charles Sturt: +110 Older lone persons, City of Charles Sturt: +235 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Charles Sturt: +255 Young lone persons, City of Charles Sturt: -104 Older couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: +249 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: -199 Young couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: +402
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 Charles Sturt in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a similar 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 similar 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 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 948.

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

  • Young couples without children (+402 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+255 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+249 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+235 persons)
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