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Households without children

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In City of Darwin, older couples without children account for 5% 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 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)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children7,12923.923.56,44923.222.7+680
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children3,33411.210.72,80210.19.9+532
Middle-aged couples without children
2,4238.18.62,5809.39.4-157
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,3724.64.21,0673.83.5+305
map this data in atlas.idLone person households5,93919.918.05,61720.218.4+322
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons2,0566.96.42,0167.26.7+40
Middle-aged lone persons
2,3757.97.32,3948.67.9-19
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,5085.04.41,2074.33.9+301
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1,8506.25.21,9086.95.7-58
Total households without children
14,91849.946.613,97450.246.9+944

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, Greater Darwin: 5.2% Older lone persons, Greater Darwin: 4.4% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Darwin: 7.3% Young lone persons, Greater Darwin: 6.4% Older couples without children, Greater Darwin: 4.2% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Darwin: 8.6% Young couples without children, Greater Darwin: 10.7% Group households, City of Darwin: 6.2% Older lone persons, City of Darwin: 5.0% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Darwin: 7.9% Young lone persons, City of Darwin: 6.9% Older couples without children, City of Darwin: 4.6% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Darwin: 8.1% Young couples without children, City of Darwin: 11.2%
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, City of Darwin: -58 Older lone persons, City of Darwin: +301 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Darwin: -19 Young lone persons, City of Darwin: +40 Older couples without children, City of Darwin: +305 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Darwin: -157 Young couples without children, City of Darwin: +532
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 City of Darwin in 2016 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 larger proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 944.

The largest changes in households without children in City of Darwin, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Young couples without children (+532 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+305 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+301 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-157 persons)
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