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Households without children

In City of Darwin, older couples without children account for 4% 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 City of Darwin, 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, City of Darwin'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 Darwin - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children6,44923.222.75,81922.121.7+630
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2,80210.19.92,62810.09.7+174
Middle-aged couples without children
2,5809.39.42,4189.29.3+162
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,0673.83.57732.92.7+294
map this data in atlas.idLone person households5,61720.218.45,76421.819.7-147
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons2,0167.26.72,3348.88.0-318
Middle-aged lone persons
2,3948.67.92,4409.28.4-46
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,2074.33.99903.83.3+217
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1,9086.95.71,6146.15.0+294
Total households without children
13,97450.246.913,19750.046.4+777

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 Darwin: 5.7% Older lone persons, Greater Darwin: 3.9% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Darwin: 7.9% Young lone persons, Greater Darwin: 6.7% Older couples without children, Greater Darwin: 3.5% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Darwin: 9.4% Young couples without children, Greater Darwin: 9.9% Group households, City of Darwin: 6.9% Older lone persons, City of Darwin: 4.3% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Darwin: 8.6% Young lone persons, City of Darwin: 7.2% Older couples without children, City of Darwin: 3.8% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Darwin: 9.3% Young couples without children, City of Darwin: 10.1%
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 Darwin: +294 Older lone persons, City of Darwin: +217 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Darwin: -46 Young lone persons, City of Darwin: -318 Older couples without children, City of Darwin: +294 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Darwin: +162 Young couples without children, City of Darwin: +174
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 City of Darwin in 2011 compared to Greater Darwin 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 larger proportion of young lone person households, a larger 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 777.

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

  • Young lone persons (-318 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+294 persons)
  • Group households (+294 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+217 persons)
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