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Colac Otway Shire

Households without children

In Colac Otway Shire, 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 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)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,27927.927.82,17727.327.6+102
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children3844.75.03965.05.2-12
Middle-aged couples without children
1,00312.311.897912.312.2+24
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children89210.911.080210.110.2+90
map this data in atlas.idLone person households2,35728.826.82,19327.525.7+164
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons5116.26.05116.46.30
Middle-aged lone persons
83110.29.57259.18.5+106
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,01512.411.395712.010.9+58
map this data in atlas.idGroup households2182.72.92052.62.8+13
Total households without children
4,85459.357.54,57557.356.1+279

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, Regional VIC: 2.9% Older lone persons, Regional VIC: 11.3% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional VIC: 9.5% Young lone persons, Regional VIC: 6.0% Older couples without children, Regional VIC: 11.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional VIC: 11.8% Young couples without children, Regional VIC: 5.0% Group households, Colac Otway Shire: 2.7% Older lone persons, Colac Otway Shire: 12.4% Middle-aged lone persons, Colac Otway Shire: 10.2% Young lone persons, Colac Otway Shire: 6.2% Older couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: 10.9% Middle-aged couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: 12.3% Young couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: 4.7%
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, Colac Otway Shire: +13 Older lone persons, Colac Otway Shire: +58 Middle-aged lone persons, Colac Otway Shire: +106 Young lone persons, Colac Otway Shire: 0 Older couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: +90 Middle-aged couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: +24 Young couples without children, Colac Otway Shire: -12
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 Colac Otway Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a similar 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 279.

The largest changes in households without children in Colac Otway Shire, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Middle-aged lone persons (+106 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+90 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+58 persons)
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