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In Skye, older couples without children account for 5% 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 Skye, 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, Skye'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
Skye20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children54922.323.141321.322.9+137
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2369.67.123312.06.6+3
Middle-aged couples without children
1937.88.21276.58.7+66
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1204.97.8532.77.6+68
Lone person households
35614.525.120410.524.7+152
Young lone persons
1656.76.91176.07.6+48
Middle-aged lone persons
1265.19.0643.38.5+62
Older lone persons
652.69.2231.28.7+42
Group households
582.43.4422.23.1+16
Total households without children
96339.151.565934.050.7+304

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, Frankston City: 3.4% Older lone persons, Frankston City: 9.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Frankston City: 9.0% Young lone persons, Frankston City: 6.9% Older couples without children, Frankston City: 7.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Frankston City: 8.2% Young couples without children, Frankston City: 7.1% Group households, Skye: 2.4% Older lone persons, Skye: 2.6% Middle-aged lone persons, Skye: 5.1% Young lone persons, Skye: 6.7% Older couples without children, Skye: 4.9% Middle-aged couples without children, Skye: 7.8% Young couples without children, Skye: 9.6%
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, Skye: +16 Older lone persons, Skye: +42 Middle-aged lone persons, Skye: +62 Young lone persons, Skye: +48 Older couples without children, Skye: +68 Middle-aged couples without children, Skye: +66 Young couples without children, Skye: +3
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 Skye in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a larger 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 similar 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 304.

The largest changes in households without children in Skye, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+68 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (+66 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+62 persons)