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Households without children

In the City of Charles Sturt, older couples without children account for 11% 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 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 Sturt20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children10,86324.725.510,51924.825.2+344
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2,9016.66.92,5576.06.6+344
Middle-aged couples without children
3,3207.69.03,4018.09.4-81
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children4,64210.69.64,56110.79.1+81
Lone person households
12,89329.326.712,62129.726.7+272
Young lone persons
3,2297.37.53,5668.48.2-337
Middle-aged lone persons
4,3609.99.03,8959.28.4+465
Older lone persons
5,30412.110.25,16012.110.1+144
Group households
1,7514.03.81,4283.43.4+323
Total households without children
25,50758.056.024,56857.855.3+939

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 Adelaide: 3.8% Older lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 10.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Young lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 7.5% Older couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 9.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Young couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Group households, City of Charles Sturt: 4.0% Older lone persons, City of Charles Sturt: 12.1% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Charles Sturt: 9.9% Young lone persons, City of Charles Sturt: 7.3% Older couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: 10.6% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: 7.6% Young couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: 6.6%
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, City of Charles Sturt: +323 Older lone persons, City of Charles Sturt: +144 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Charles Sturt: +465 Young lone persons, City of Charles Sturt: -337 Older couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: +81 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: -81 Young couples without children, City of Charles Sturt: +344
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 City of Charles Sturt in 2011 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 larger 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 939.

The largest changes in households without children in the City of Charles Sturt, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Middle-aged lone persons (+465 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+344 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-337 persons)
  • Group households (+323 persons)