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Greater Western Sydney Region

Households without children

In the Greater Western Sydney Region, older couples without children account for 7% 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 Greater Western Sydney Region, 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 Greater Western Sydney Region'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
Greater Western Sydney Region - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Couples without children130,06620.422.6120,96920.222.0+9,097
Young couples without children39,6666.28.138,2846.47.9+1,382
Middle-aged couples without children46,3467.36.945,8407.67.1+506
Older couples without children44,0546.97.636,8456.17.0+7,209
Lone person households110,66817.421.5104,18417.421.6+6,484
Young lone persons29,6234.76.531,1335.27.0-1,510
Middle-aged lone persons39,5946.26.935,7306.06.7+3,864
Older lone persons41,4516.58.037,3216.27.9+4,130
Group households15,0262.44.114,0302.33.9+996
Total households without children255,76040.148.1239,18339.947.5+16,577

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 Sydney: 4.1% Older lone persons, Greater Sydney: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.9% Young lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.5% Older couples without children, Greater Sydney: 7.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Sydney: 6.9% Young couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Group households, Greater Western Sydney Region: 2.4% Older lone persons, Greater Western Sydney Region: 6.5% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Western Sydney Region: 6.2% Young lone persons, Greater Western Sydney Region: 4.7% Older couples without children, Greater Western Sydney Region: 6.9% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Western Sydney Region: 7.3% Young couples without children, Greater Western Sydney Region: 6.2%
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, Greater Western Sydney Region: +996 Older lone persons, Greater Western Sydney Region: +4,130 Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Western Sydney Region: +3,864 Young lone persons, Greater Western Sydney Region: -1,510 Older couples without children, Greater Western Sydney Region: +7,209 Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Western Sydney Region: +506 Young couples without children, Greater Western Sydney Region: +1,382
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 Greater Western Sydney Region in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a similar proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller proportion of older couples without children.

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

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 16,577.

The largest changes in households without children in the Greater Western Sydney Region, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+7,209 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+4,130 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+3,864 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-1,510 persons)
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