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West Croydon and District

Households without children

In West Croydon and District, older couples without children account for 8% 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 West Croydon and District, 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, West Croydon and District'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
West Croydon and District20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children88121.924.783421.224.8+47
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children3298.26.62887.36.0+41
Middle-aged couples without children
2466.17.62145.48.0+32
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children3077.610.63328.410.7-25
Lone person households
1,13928.329.31,17229.829.7-33
Young lone persons
2796.97.33278.38.4-49
Middle-aged lone persons
3949.89.93909.99.2+4
Older lone persons
46711.612.145511.612.1+12
Group households
2496.24.01724.43.4+77
Total households without children
2,27056.458.02,17855.457.8+92

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, 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% Group households, West Croydon and District: 6.2% Older lone persons, West Croydon and District: 11.6% Middle-aged lone persons, West Croydon and District: 9.8% Young lone persons, West Croydon and District: 6.9% Older couples without children, West Croydon and District: 7.6% Middle-aged couples without children, West Croydon and District: 6.1% Young couples without children, West Croydon and District: 8.2%
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, West Croydon and District: +77 Older lone persons, West Croydon and District: +12 Middle-aged lone persons, West Croydon and District: +4 Young lone persons, West Croydon and District: -49 Older couples without children, West Croydon and District: -25 Middle-aged couples without children, West Croydon and District: +32 Young couples without children, West Croydon and District: +41
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 West Croydon and District in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a smaller proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a similar proportion of young lone person households, a similar proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a similar proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 92.

The largest change in households without children in West Croydon and District, between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Group households (+77 persons)