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Households without children

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In Colac Otway Shire, older couples without children account for 12% 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 Colac Otway Shire, 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, Colac Otway Shire'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
Colac Otway Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,27826.327.12,27927.927.8-1
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children3634.24.83844.75.0-21
Middle-aged couples without children
87210.110.21,00312.311.8-131
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,04312.012.189210.911.0+151
map this data in atlas.idLone person households2,52829.227.02,35728.826.8+171
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons4815.65.45116.26.0-30
Middle-aged lone persons
92110.69.583110.29.5+90
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,12613.012.11,01512.411.3+111
map this data in atlas.idGroup households2583.02.92182.72.9+40
Total households without children
5,06458.556.94,85459.357.5+210

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 VIC: 2.9% Older lone persons, Regional VIC: 12.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional VIC: 9.5% Young lone persons, Regional VIC: 5.4% Older couples without children, Regional VIC: 12.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional VIC: 10.2% Young couples without children, Regional VIC: 4.8% Group households, Colac Otway Shire: 3.0% Older lone persons, Colac Otway Shire: 13.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Colac Otway Shire: 10.6% Young lone persons, Colac Otway Shire: 5.6% Older couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: 12.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: 10.1% Young couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: 4.2%
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, Colac Otway Shire: +40 Older lone persons, Colac Otway Shire: +111 Middle-aged lone persons, Colac Otway Shire: +90 Young lone persons, Colac Otway Shire: -30 Older couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: +151 Middle-aged couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: -131 Young couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: -21
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 Colac Otway Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a similar 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 210.

The largest changes in households without children in Colac Otway Shire, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+151 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-131 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+111 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+90 persons)
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